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Family members searching for missing 3-year-old say police have given up

Cincinnati Police Department officials believe "foul play" could be involved in the...
Cincinnati Police Department officials believe "foul play" could be involved in the disappearance of 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore who hasn't been seen since Dec. 4(WXIX)
Updated: Dec. 20, 2020 at 10:41 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Family members of missing 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore say they feel as though police have given up as they conducted their own search Sunday.

“I hate to say it, but it feel like Cincinnati police gave up on us, the sheriff’s gave up on us,” family member Terrell Watson said.

The toddler has been missing since Dec. 4 and his cousins say they are determined to help their family find answers on their own.

“We went to the area that they lived... Down by the old banks and up here so far,” Nylo’s family member Sandra Dumas said.

The group of family members has been conducting their own searches the past three days, they say, in hopes of finding overlooked clues of where Nylo could be.

“There’s just still so much out there that anybody could have missed,” Dumas said.

However, Nylo’s cousins say the lack of progress in bringing him home has made them take matters into their own hands.

“So we gotta keep pushing, gotta keep searching. We gotta keep asking questions until we hear something about Nylo,” Dumas said.

Police say Nylo went missing around the date his mother, Nyteisha Lattimore, was killed.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office says Desean Brown is responsible for his girlfriend’s death.

Brown has been charged with killing Nyteisha on or around Dec. 5th in her Walnut Hills apartment.

Her body was found in a bag along the Ohio River near the Purple People Bridge on Dec. 12, according to a source.

Officers found a stroller nearby that family members say belonged to Nyteisha.

At this point, Cincinnati Police have not said if Brown is connected to the missing child.

However, last week police did say foul play is suspected in Nylo’s disappearance.

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