Searchers comb river for missing toddler
The search continues Sunday in Maywood today, for the body of a young boy who police say was dumped in the Des Plaines river.
At 6 this morning, KJ trainer Rob Larson and a small contingent of volunteers began combing the Des Plaines River for 1 year old Bryeon Hunter, “No kid deserved to be disposed of like that, I have kids myself, and it just hit my heart,” said Larsen.
Larsen has been out here for days searching the stretch of the river. Authorities believe Hunter’s body may have been dumped; allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend.
Emotions over the boy and the efforts to find him are high. The group is frustrated with what they call a lack of effort.
“We don’t have help from the village of Maywood. I don’t understand it,” said search volunteer Marvin Edwards.
Maywood police were at a different section of the river, searching with the Illinois Search and Rescue Council; an effort they say has continued since this case started, “Day and night we’ve been searching the general area, the home, trailers, trucks, parking lots, garbage cans. We even searched the river,” said Maywood Police Chief Tim Curry.
With the water level down and nice weather today dozens of search crews combed the river with dogs and on foot.
It’s a careful process police say is best handled by professionals – in order to preserve the crime scene or any evidence found along the way.
With the historic rains we’ve had, There is the possibility Bryeon wont be found in this area, but that fact is not stopping search efforts.
Chief Curry says they will be out here as long and as often as is necessary.