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Family: Expand search for missing 5-month old in landfill

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Some residents of Zion appealed to their City Council Tuesday night to expand the search for the body of a missing baby.

It’s believed Joshua Summeries was suffocated by his mother’s boyfriend, Demetries Thorpe, because the child wouldn’t stop crying.

Police say Thorpe then put the baby’s body in a backpack and threw it into a dumpster.

A search of the Zion landfill turned up no sign of Joshua.

But friends and relatives say searchers gave up too soon, and they’re asking for a more thorough search of the landfill.

The Zion City Council has made no decision on a renewed search for Joshua.

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