IN – Police continue search for missing Gary woman, 2-year-old boy | abc7chicago.com

GARY, Ind. (WLS) — Police are continuing a search for a missing woman and her two-year-old nephew.

The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force launched an investigation Monday, into Diamond Bynum and King Walker’s disappearance.

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IN – Family frustrated as disabled woman, toddler remain missing – Post-Tribune

Hope remains steadfast in the Bynum house, even when sadness and frustration threaten to choke it out every single day.

Monday marked one year since Diamond Bynum, now 22, stepped outside her family’s house at 5th Avenue and Matthews Street with her now 3-year-old nephew, King Walker, and disappeared. Her father, Eugene Bynum Jr.; his wife, Susanne,and mother, Daisy Bynum, spent the day at Eugene Bynum’s computer business on Cleveland Street in Gary and reminisced about the two.

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Search continues for Gary, IN woman, boy missing three months – Post-Tribune

On July 25, Eugene Bynum Jr. got a call from his wife, Susanne, who told him that his daughter and grandson had disappeared from their home on Gary’s West Side — a call that began an odyssey that continues for the Bynum family.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Eugene, father of Diamond Bynum, 21, who is developmentally disabled, and grandfather of 2-year-old King Walker. .

“Somebody has dropped the ball and it has put our babies in jeopardy,” said Daisy Bynum, Diamond’s grandmother and King’s great-grandmother. “This is a 2-year-old baby and a 21-year-old special needs child.”

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IN – Two Months Later, Family Still Confident Missing Woman And Toddler Are Alive « CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two months after their disabled 21-year-old daughter and 2-year-old grandson went missing, her parents have asked anyone who will listen for help in finding the pair.

Diamond Bynum and her nephew, King Walker, vanished on July 25, after going for a walk near their home in Gary, Indiana.

Bynum’s father, Eugene Bynum Jr., said it’s been a difficult two months. He believes his daughter and his grandson are still alive.

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IN – Family calls for alerts to be issued for missing woman, toddler – Post-Tribune

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Members of the Bynum family said they want to understand why neither an Amber nor Silver Alert has been issued for Diamond Bynum and 2-year-old King Walker, who have been missing since July 25.

King’s mother, Ariana Walker, said during a Saturday news conference that her fears grow worse by the minute.

“We don’t know for sure that they’re even still together,” the 25-year-old said. “We shouldn’t have to struggle with the police department too.”

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Added level of alerts for Mississippi missing children helps – WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) –
It’s all hands on deck when a child goes missing. Law enforcement often needs your help.

“I’m always concerned about anyone that’s missing,” said Noah Singleton. “But especially a young child.”

People say alerts about missing kids are tough to ignore.

“My heart just panics and I feel sorry for the parents,” noted Lekita Gibson.

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Parent creates “missing child” app for smart phones | FOX10 News | Fox10tv.com

The Mobile County community knows all too well what can happen when a child goes missing. Just one look at the memorial for 8 year old Hiawayi Robinson and you’ll get a glimpse at the impact she had on people’s lives.

To prevent similar tragedies, Marc Klaas, founder of Klaas Kids Search and Rescue, has come up with the “Polly’s Guardian Angel” app for smart phones. It’s named after his daughter who was kidnapped and murdered.

“Klaas Kids foundation knew the first three hours of a missing child is critical and there’s no system out there that can get the information out faster then social media or the smart phones,” said Chaplin Tony Dickey.

The app allows parents and family members to store information about their loved ones. If someone is missing, they can send out an alert to local law enforcement and anyone else who has the app within a five mile radius. It also gives parents a guide on what to do next.

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