About 125 police officers and emergency workers are still looking for Joshua Summeries, who was reportedly abducted Wednesday morning. The rescuers were also using bloodhounds to scour the area for the baby.
Zion Police Chief Wayne Brooks tells the Chicago Sun-Times that the boy “could have been harmed or worse.” But he called the disappearance an “isolated incident” and says police are questioning a person of interest.
The baby was reported missing by his mother, who was home when he disappeared.
Police are asking residents to search their trash cans as authorities continue to look for the missing baby. In a statement released Thursday on Facebook, Brooks says more than 200 people have been looking for Joshua Summeries.
Brooks is asking homeowners to perform a “detailed search” of garbage and waste containers for anything that could be evidence. He said the city was also postponing trash pickup from homes near the boy’s apartment.