CHICAGO (CBS) — Nearly six weeks after a developmentally disabled woman and her toddler nephew went missing, police in Gary, Indiana, have issued regional Silver Alert for the pair.
Diamond Bynum, 21, and her 2-year-old nephew, King Walker, disappeared on July 25, after they apparently went for a walk. While there have been a number of reported sightings since, no AMBER alert was ever issued in the case.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Jury Could Get Case As Trial Resumes Monday
On Wednesday, Gary police issued a Silver Alert, a public notification about a missing person, typically used when the person is elderly, or suffers from a mental disability.
Bynum has limited mental capacity, and a condition that makes her want to eat constantly. Her family moved to Gary from Hammond in February, and police have said she is not yet familiar with the area around her new home in the 500 block of Matthews Street.
Bynum’s father, Eugene, said he’s glad police finally put out an alert.
“I really don’t know why it took this long. I’m just happy that it’s finally happened. I just hope that it’s not too late,” he said.