Wichita boy's autopsy leaves questions unanswered

Results reported as undetermined

June 27, 2018 - 6:47 pm
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The autopsy of a Wichita boy, whose body was discovered month's after he was reported missing, has not been able to answer questions on how he died.


The Wichita Eagle reports that the autopsy report of Lucas Hernandez, 5, lists both the cause and manner of his death as undetermined.  A separate autopsy also released Wednesday determined that the woman who had been caring for the boy, and later led an investigator to his body, committed suicide.


Emily Glass, 27, led a private investigator to his body under a bridge in rural Harvey County.  She killed herself two weeks after his body was found. Police have said they found three suicide notes with her body.


The autopsies were performed by the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center.


Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a statement that he will make a formal announcement early next month after reviewing the autopsies and meeting with investigators.
A community memorial service for Hernandez is scheduled for Saturday.

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