WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The Latest in the case of missing Wichita boy whose body was found last month (all times local):
An autopsy of a 5-year-old Wichita boy couldn’t determine how he died.
The Wichita Eagle reported Wednesday that the autopsy report of Lucas Hernandez released Wednesday lists both the cause and manner of his death as undetermined.
Lucas was missing for more than three months when his father’s live-in girlfriend, Emily Glass, led a private investigator on May 24 to his body under a bridge in rural Harvey County.
Glass took her own life two weeks after his body was found, according to her autopsy report that was also released Wednesday.
The report on the boy’s body says his body was found “in a state of advanced decomposition under a pile of debris in a culvert.” It noted that x-rays showed “no obvious skeletal trauma.”
District Attorney Marc Bennett says he will make a formal announcement early next week after reviewing the autopsies.
An autopsy has determined that a Kansas woman who led an investigator to the body of her 5-year-old stepson subsequently killed herself.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the findings of Emily Glass’ autopsy were filed Tuesday in Sedgwick County District Court. Glass’ boyfriend, Jonathan Hernandez, found the 27-year-old woman dead this month of a gunshot wound. Police have said they found three suicide notes with her body.
Glass reported Hernandez’ son, Lucas, missing on Feb. 17. After she was acquitted of child endangerment in an unrelated case involving her own daughter, she led the private investigator to Lucas’ body on May 24. She was arrested on suspicion of lying to authorities, but freed. Prosecutors didn’t charge her in Lucas’ death but described her as a person of interest.