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GARY, Ind.–It has been six years since a young boy and his aunt disappeared from Gary.

King Walker and his aunt, Diamond Bynum, disappeared from a relative’s home in Gary in 2015. Walker was 2 years old at the time. Bynum was 21. Walker is projected to be eight years old now and Bynum is estimated to be 26, possibly 27. Police say Bynum has special needs and she was walking with a limp at the time of her disappearance.

They visited Susanne Bynum’s house that day. She is Diamond’s mother. Susanne has told police that she took a nap with both King and Diamond only to wake up around 11 am on July 25, 2015 to find them missing. 

A photo of Diamond Bynum who has been missing for six years

(PHOTO: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Their family members spoke at a news conference Sunday

“I’m still hopeful that my son is coming back so it’s kind of hard to move forward in my life,” said Ariana Walker, King Walker’s mother.

The family has also enlisted the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That organization has released an age progression image to show what Walker may look like now.

“I can’t keep going on like this not having no answers. I need an answer. I need to know what happened. I need closure,” said Lashann Walker, the boy’s grandmother.

George Ivey is a friend of the family. He also spoke at the news conference.

“If anyone’s got some video on a camera, on a cellphone of where they went to, please come out and say something,” said Ivey.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gary police at 219-881-1210 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.