Lucas Hernandez Update: Stepmom of missing boy booked on obstruction charges after ‘small’ human remains found

Hours after a small human remains were found in Harvey County, Kansas, on Thursday, the stepmother of missing boy, Lucas Hernandez, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita.

According to Sedwick County jail records, Glass, 26 was booked at around 10:34 p.m. on Thursday, on charges of “interference with a law enforcement officer and obstruction.” Authorities are now waiting on testing to determine a positive identity of the child, which may or may not result in additional charges for Glass.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett indicated that more answers should be available at some point over after the autopsy on the remains, scheduled for Friday.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Harvey County Sheriff Chad said he responded to a call regarding a “dead body” underneath a bridge off of SE 96th Street, in between S. Woodlawn and Hillside Streets in Harvey County on Thursday afternoon. Private investigator David Marshburn told CrimeOnline he found the remains of who he feels is  Lucas after getting information from Glass. It’s unclear what Glass told Marshburn, but he indicated she gave enough information for him to piece together the location.

Emily Glass [Photo: Sedgwick County Jail]
After Marshburn, who was hired by the family to help find Lucas, spotted the remains, he contacted authorities. There as was heavy police presence in Harvey County along 96th street for several hours on Thursday evening.

Authorities confirmed that “small” human remains were indeed found. However, they cannot positively identify the victim until the Medical Examiner makes a positive identification. Police reported that the remains on surface were “unidentifiable,” and were found in shallow water under a small bridge off of the side of the road. Someone positioned the remains so that they were not visible of the road. The area is lined with tall grass, trees, weeds, and a wheat field.

“There is no way we can tell who it is because of the deteriorated state,” Gay said.

Lucas was reported on Saturday, February 17, at around 6:15 p.m. Glass told authorities she last saw the boy at 3 p.m., when she put him down for a nap, then took a nap herself with her toddler daughter. The boy’s father, Jonathan Hernandez was at work when the incident occurred, while his biological mother was in another state.

Jonathan Hernandez was reportedly out of state again, working, when the discovery was made yesterday, but started driving back to Kansas from New Mexico once he learned the remains were likely of his son.

The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

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[Feature Photo: Lucas Hernandez/Handout]