The search for 4-year-old Virginia boy Codi Bigsby has expanded to a nearby plant in Hampton.
Searchers began looking around a steam plant off of Wythe Creek Road on Tuesday. According to 13 News Now, it’s the same plant where police found the body of 2-year-old Noah Tomlin three years prior. A Hampton police spokesperson said that there isn’t suspicion surrounding the plant; the search is part of the process, he said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Codi was last seen at a home in the 100 block of Ranalet Drive, in Hampton, in the Buckroe Beach neighborhood. The child’s father, Cory Bigbsy, told police that when he woke up, his son was gone. The father added the last time he saw Codi was around 2 a.m. Monday morning.
Codi’s father told investigators he searched for his son inside the home but couldn’t find him. Other children who live in the home were accounted for.
ALERT: Missing 4-year-old juvenile – Officers are on scene in the 100 block of Ranalet Drive searching for Cody Bigsby who was last seen overnight.
— Hampton VA Police (@HamptonVAPolice) January 31, 2022
Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbot during a Tuesday press conference that investigators are calling both parents persons of interest right now and are “most interested” in continuing communication with them. The parents are separated and Codi lives with his father, Talbot said.
Talbot added that it’s highly likely that the boy is nearby.
“The investigation does not indicate that he was abducted. There’s just no reason to believe it. We certainly are open to that as a possibility. It is not likely,” he said.
The FBI is currently assisting in the search.
Anyone with information regarding the case should call the police or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).
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[Feature Photo: Police Handout]