Family of missing Zion boy plea with authorities to renew search - FOX 32 News Chicago

Family of missing Zion boy plea with authorities to renew search

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The family of a missing Zion baby say they know the boy is dead, but they don't want to give up on finding his body.

5-month-old Joshua Summeries disappeared a week ago. Police say Joshua's mother's boyfriend suffocated him, then put his body in a backpack and threw it away. Demetries Thorpe, 26, is charged with murder in this case.

Police mounted a massive search of the landfill near Zion, but found nothing. They called off the search Sunday night.

On Wednesday, Joshua's mother and family pleaded with authorities to renew the search, saying they just want to be able to bury the boy with grace.

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