Lucas Hernandez Update: 5-Year-Old Missing Kansas Boy Had Abuse Marks, Relative Says

As the FBI continues to search for a 5-year-old Kansas boy, who went missing Saturday, the child’s relative has come forward with startling revelations.

Sally Rasmussen, the great-aunt of Lucas Hernandez — who went missing from his Wichita home around 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. EST) — told the ABC News she had seen marks of abuse on the boy’s arms and cheek in a photo she saw of him last May.

Having worked with at-risk youth before, Rasmussen said she recognized the abuse marks on Hernandez’s body. Following her great-nephew’s disappearance, she added, she had given an account of her observances to Kansas Child Protective Services.

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Lucas Hernandez Update: 5-Year-Old Missing Kansas Boy Had Abuse Marks, Relative Says

As the FBI continues to search for a 5-year-old Kansas boy, who went missing Saturday, the child’s relative has come forward with startling revelations.

Sally Rasmussen, the great-aunt of Lucas Hernandez — who went missing from his Wichita home around 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. EST) — told the ABC News she had seen marks of abuse on the boy’s arms and cheek in a photo she saw of him last May.

Having worked with at-risk youth before, Rasmussen said she recognized the abuse marks on Hernandez’s body. Following her great-nephew’s disappearance, she added, she had given an account of her observances to Kansas Child Protective Services.

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