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KS LUCAS HERNANDEZ: Missing from Wichita, KS - 17 Feb 2018 - Age 5 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Feb 18, 2018.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Lucas Hernandez search group using new tactics

    It's been more than two months since Lucas Hernandez was last seen but search crews continue their efforts.

    On Sunday, the group met at the Aloft Hotel with new tools to expand their search in and around Wichita.

    They used ATV's and this unique bike called a Rocon to continue their search.

    "It's kind of, at this point, we're looking to recover Lucas. We're not looking for a little boy lost in the woods right now. It's been two months unfortunately," says Julie LaForce.

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  2. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    I would like to use a tactic with the evil stepmom.
    (I have such rage about this child.)

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  3. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Stepmom of missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez loses custody of her daughter
    By Tim Potter


    April 27, 2018 10:54 AM

    Updated 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    The stepmother and caregiver of a 5-year-old Wichita boy missing for more than two months lost custody of her 1-year-old daughter on Friday.

    Sedgwick County juvenile court Judge Kevin Smith found that Emily Glass’ daughter is, under state law, a “child in need of care.” The designation puts the girl in the custody of the secretary for the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The agency will decide where the child will live. The girl had already been placed in police protective custody.

    Police have said that Glass is the stepmother of Lucas Hernandez and that she reported him missing from their south Wichita home on Feb. 17.

    At a hearing Friday morning, neither Glass and nor Lucas' father, Jonathan Hernandez, contested a petition filed by a prosecutor laying out a factual basis for why the 1-year-old girl should be declared a child in need of care by the state.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article209903884.html#storylink=cpy

    During the hearing, Glass, wearing an orange jail shirt and pants, dabbed at tears with a tissue. She waived her right to a hearing on whether her daughter should be found a child in need of care. Hernandez, who is listed in the petition as the "alleged father" of the girl, appeared to look straight at the judge rather than at Glass. Glass and Hernandez, who have lived together in recent years, each had their own attorney; a lawyer sat between them. Both said "yes" when asked if they understood their rights. Neither spoke at length during the brief public portion of the hearing.

    After Smith ruled that the 1-year-old girl is a child in need of care, he said the rest of the court proceedings with Glass and Hernandez present were closed to an Eagle reporter who was allowed to cover the child-in-need-of-care portion.

    Wichita police have said they don’t think that Lucas was abducted or walked away from his home on South Edgemoor, where the family had just moved. Glass stayed home with the two children while Lucas' father worked out of state for weeks at a time. At the time Lucas was reported missing, his biological mother did not live in the Wichita area. Police and volunteer search crews have repeatedly combed Wichita parks and found no sign of Lucas.

    On Feb. 21 — four days after Glass reported Lucas missing — police arrested her on suspicion of endangering Lucas and her 1-year-old daughter.

    Two days later, a prosecutor filed the child-in-need-of-care petition for Glass’ daughter, saying that Glass had failed to provide a “safe and stable living environment,” had admitted to smoking marijuana and then driving with the girl, had left Lucas alone at home, had a history of violence with Jonathan Hernandez, had poor judgment and substance abuse issues and was in jail.

    On Feb. 26, prosecutors charged Glass with endangering her daughter. She has remained in jail under a $50,000 bond on the misdemeanor charge since her arrest. A judge denied her request to lower her bond so she could get out of jail.

    The child-in-need-of-care petition contended that Hernandez was not an appropriate placement for the child either.

    At the time the document was filed, it said, DCF had yet to find relatives who would be an appropriate placement for the girl. It said an "emergency exists which threatens the safety of the child."

    Before Friday's hearing, the girl had already been placed in police protective custody and taken to the Wichita Children's Home.

    The child-in-need-of-care petition for Glass’ daughter said that Glass was thought to be targeting Lucas because of her anger with the boy's father, Hernandez. Lucas, a pre-kindergartner, had bruises most often after Glass and the father fought, the state's child protection agency was told, according to the petition.

    The day before Lucas was reported missing, a witness saw a young boy standing at the front door of the home, the petition said. Glass later admitted to leaving 5-year-old Lucas home alone that day while she took her daughter to eat at a restaurant.

    Tim Potter: 316-268-6684, @timpotter59

    Lucas Hernandez, 5, was reported missing by his stepmother, Emily Glass, on Feb. 17. He is still missing. Courtesy photo

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article209903884.html#storylink=cpy
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    "Hernandez, who is listed in the petition as the "alleged father" of the girl, appeared to look straight at the judge rather than at Glass."

    If Hernandez has seen all the speculation I've read, seems he he would be checking for DNA matches.
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I wonder if he's changed his tune at all. He had been standing by her completely. But with the recent attempt to hire a PI and now this...
    Interesting that he was found to not be a proper placement for his "alleged" daughter either. There are plenty of rumors going around about his not-so-great care of the children too.
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  6. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Sad to think what precious Lucas endured.

    Neglect, mistreatment, abuse - it's all around us. If I ever suspected something, I would say something. People I know, strangers on the street, I would testify.
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  7. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Posted: Wed 1:11 PM, May 09, 2018 |

    Updated: Wed 1:43 PM, May 09, 2018
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    WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) 1:43 p.m.

    The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office confirms Jonathan Hernandez made a first appearance in court Wednesday morning.

    He was charged with battery, a misdemeanor. He is scheduled for a bench trial on May 23.

    District Attorney Marc Bennett adds the misdemeanor battery case is not related to the disappearance of Lucas Hernandez.


    1:11 p.m.

    Eyewitness News has learned the father of Lucas Hernandez has been arrested for battery.

    According to the online jail log, Jonathan Hernandez was booked into the Sedgwick County jail for a single count of battery at 11:43 a.m.

    Jamie Taylor-Orr, Lucas' mother, tells Eyewitness News reporter Brenda Carrasco the case is not connected to the disappearance of her 5-year-son. She says it involves accusations made by the father of Emily Glass' two biological children. Glass is Hernandez' wife and Lucas' stepmother.

    Factfinder12 obtained documents in March that stated the children's father claimed Jonathan Hernandez got physical with his son and left a mark on the boy's chest during a visit with Glass.

    The children's father also requested all visitation between Glass and the children be stopped after Lucas disappeared.

    Glass was arrested shortly after she reported Lucas missing on Feb. 17. She remains in jail on a child endangerment charge involving her one-year-old daughter. She lost custody of the girl at the end of April.

  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dad of missing Lucas charged with hitting stepmom's child in days before boy vanished

    Twelve days before Lucas disappeared, his father “smacked” Glass’ 6-year-old son from a previous relationship hard enough to leave a hand print on his chest, according to allegations in a court document previously reported by The Eagle.

    On Wednesday, prosecutors charged Lucas’ father, Jonathan Hernandez, with a misdemeanor battery for the Feb. 5 incident. Although the charge identifies the alleged victim only by initials, they match those of Glass’ 6-year-old son. And the date of the alleged battery in the charge filed on Wednesday also matches the date in a Wichita police report about a child abuse case involving a 6-year-old boy.

    The court document — which led to Glass losing custody of her 1-year-old daughter after her step-son disappeared while in her care — said she had difficulty controlling her anger and was thought to be lashing out at Lucas because of her anger with the boy's father.

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  10. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Sure wish all of these kids in this mess had at least one parent that actually cared about them. :sigh:
  11. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

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  12. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Stepmother of Lucas Hernandez appears in court for a motion hearing

    Updated: May 11, 2018 12:52 PM CDT

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Friday morning the stepmother of missing Wichita child Lucas Hernandez was in a Sedgwick County courtroom for a motion hearing to suppress evidence.

    Emily Glass is charged with child endangerment stemming from the care of her daughter.

    According to documents, Glass admitted to smoking marijuana the day before Lucas was reported missing.

    The judge said he will have to review a three hour interview between Glass and investigators, and he will issue his ruling next Friday.

    Glass remains in jail on a $50,000 bond. Her daughter is in state custody.

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  13. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Det. Ryan Schomaker describes Emily Glass as “not emotional” after the disappearance of Lucas Hernandez. Glass was in court for a hearing leading up to her trial on a misdemeanor charge endangering her 1-year-old daughter. Jaime Green
    Crime & Courts
    New details revealed of police interviews of stepmom after 5-year-old Lucas vanished
    By Tim Potter

    May 11, 2018 02:33 PM

    Updated May 11, 2018 04:52 PM

    A window partly opened into investigators’ questioning of Emily Glass after she reported 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez missing.

    The perspective depended on whether it was the prosecutor’s or the defense attorney’s viewpoint in court Friday: During interviews with Wichita police and the FBI, Glass was “not emotional” and willing and able to talk, or she was at times exhausted and scared.

    The new details emerged at a Sedgwick County District Court hearing to help settle complicated legal issues leading up to Glass’ trial on a misdemeanor charge of endangering her 1-year-old daughter. Lucas lived with Glass and her daughter. Police have described her as being the stepmother of the 5-year-old boy.

    Police and the prosecutor accuse Glass of confessing to smoking marijuana and then driving her daughter to a restaurant the day before she reported Lucas missing. Police have said that she told investigators that she last saw Lucas in his bedroom on the afternoon of Feb. 17, that she took a shower and a nap and that when she awoke a few hours later, he was gone. Police said there was no evidence of a kidnapping and that they don’t think he left on his own.

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    Glass' trial is expected to begin with jury selection Monday morning.

    In court Friday, Wichita police Detective Ryan Schomaker testified about the four interviews that investigators conducted with Glass starting the day after she reported Lucas missing.

    Lucas has been missing almost three months now despite a massive investigation involving the FBI and repeated searches, including at area parks.

    Lucas’ father, Jonathan Hernandez, is the fiance of Glass, Schomaker said. The boy was with Glass for weeks at a time while his father worked out of state.

    The first police interview of Glass occurred on Feb. 18, with Schomaker and an FBI agent. After Glass was read her rights, and part way into the interview about Lucas, she said she didn’t want to talk anymore and left the interview room, Schomaker recalled.

    The next day, Feb. 19, Lucas’ father sent a text saying Glass wanted to speak with the investigators, and he brought her back to a police interview room at City Hall. An FBI agent also was present for the second interview.

    A third interview occurred on Feb. 20, and Glass again said she was willing to talk after being read her rights, Schomaker said. The investigators asked Glass to write down “every step” she took beginning at noon the day before she reported Lucas missing until she discovered him gone and called 911. She would end up writing six pages of notes on a tablet.

    The fourth and final interview occurred on Feb. 21 — four days after she reported the boy missing. At the end of the interview, Schomaker arrested Glass. Police had decided to arrest her before the interview ended.

    When police announced her arrest, The Eagle has previously reported, they said she was suspected of endangering Lucas and a 1-year-old. But prosecutors opted to charge her only with endangering her daughter.

    On Friday, when Assistant District Attorney Monika Hoyt asked Schomaker to describe Glass' demeanor through the interviews, he responded, “Not emotional.”

    When Glass’ attorney, Julia Leth-Perez, asked the Wichita police detective why an FBI agent was present at the interview, he said, “Due to the severity of this case, the FBI came in and assisted us.”

    During Friday's hearing, Glass, in an orange jail jumpsuit and leg shackles, looked straight at the detective on the witness stand.

    Glass’ attorney, Leth-Perez, mentioned in her questioning that Glass had twice requested an attorney during the interviewing.

    Also, Leth-Perez said, a recording shows that her client said, “I want to go be with my family now,” “I’m scared. That’s why I want a lawyer,” and that she knew that she was a suspect.

    Glass also was falling asleep during the sessions with detectives and said she was mentally and emotionally exhausted, the defense attorney said.

    Glass consented to a polygraph test after the third interview.

    Hoyt, the prosecutor, mentioned cellphone records indicating that Glass had traveled after smoking marijuana, that she had become hungry and put her daughter in a car and drove to an Olive Garden restaurant.

    Leth-Perez noted that while Glass hasn’t been charged with a crime against Lucas, “everything about the boy … is extremely public.”

    The defense attorney spoke of the “lurking discussion of this other child” — Lucas — and said that any discussion in Glass’ trial involving her daughter needs to limit mention of Lucas.

    One additional layer of detail about Lucas that came up at Friday’s hearing: A neighbor came to Glass’ home and saw that she and her daughter were gone — but that 5-year-old Lucas was there. The neighbor had a “Q&A” with Lucas about where Glass was.


    Emily Glass, stepmother of missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, was in court Wednesday afternoon requesting her bond be lowered for the child endangerment of her 1 year old daughter. Bo Rader

    Tim Potter: 316-268-6684, @timpotter59

    Emily Glass was in court for a hearing leading up to her trial on a misdemeanor charge of endangering her 1-year-old daughter. (May 11, 2018)

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article210955789.html#storylink=cpy
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  14. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    Ok, someone help me with this. I understand felony criminal prosection however Emily is charged with a misdemeanor. Is it common practice to have a jury trial in Kansas for a misdemeanor? The courts have already severed her legally from her daughter so what is the need for a jury trial? A fine? I'm confused.
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  15. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Emily still has to be tried for the child endangerment charges. I don’t think this will be pleaded out now with possible murder charges for Lucas hanging over her. Emily can request a jury trial on the CE charge for her daughter. I read that misdemeanor trials are with 6 jurors instead of 12 in Kansas.
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  16. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    So Family Court took the daughter and Criminal Court for the misdemeanor charge. I think I got it now. TY!
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  18. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod


    Emily Glass, center, prepares for her trial on misdemeanor child endangerment on Tuesday. Glass is accused of smoking marijuana before driving her 1-year-old daughter to a local restaurant. Bo Rader brader@wichitaeagle.com
    Crime & Courts
    Jury delivers not-guilty verdict in child endangerment case of missing boy's stepmother
    By Amy Renee Leiker


    May 16, 2018 11:08 AM

    Updated 31 minutes ago

    A jury on Wednesday acquitted the stepmother of missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez of one count of child endangerment involving her own 1-year-old daughter.

    Emily Glass has been on trial this week for reportedly smoking three bowls of marijuana in her garage then driving to the Olive Garden at Central and Rock with the girl on Feb. 16. She admitted to ingesting the drug during law enforcement interviews, prosecutor Monika Hoyt told jurors, asking for a conviction.

    But there was no physical evidence — like blood or hair follicle tests or drug paraphernalia found — that proves Glass smoked pot or that it affected her driving, Glass' defense attorney, Julia Leth-Perez, argued.

    A six-person jury delivered the not guilty verdict after deliberating for less than an hour Wednesday morning. Her trial started Monday.

    Breaking News
    The verdict brought quiet but mixed reactions from those in the courtroom gallery. A few people shed tears.

    Glass has been held in the Sedgwick County Jail since her arrest on the child endangerment charge on Feb. 21. The acquittal means she'll be released in that case.

    The trial did not touch on the larger question looming over Glass: Where is Lucas and why did he vanish? He was in Glass' care at the time.

    Glass reported the pre-kindergartener missing on Feb. 17 — the day after the Olive Garden trip. She says Lucas was playing in his bedroom when she showered and laid down for a nap.

    When she awoke a few hours later, she told police, he was gone.

    Glass has also told police that she left Lucas at home when she took her 1-year-old to Olive Garden because he was asleep. His father, Jonathan Hernandez, was working out of town at the time.

    Three months later the boy’s whereabouts remain a mystery.

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    Horrific new details emerge in court document about missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez
    A police officer has said publicly he doesn’t think Lucas walked away from his home on his own. Experts say a stranger abduction is unlikely and extremely rare. Law enforcement and public searches for the boy have turned up nothing.

    Many fear him dead.

    No one has been criminally charged in connection with his disappearance.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article211245119.html#storylink=cpy
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  19. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  20. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    This is WRONG on so many levels! COME ON PEOPLE! Don't kids matter anymore? Or is protecting dope laws more important?

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