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Delano Wilson: Amber Alert for missing baby from Indianapolis

UPDATE 2016 – Willie Nelson was found not guilty of murder in the disappearance of Delano.  Because Delano has not been found, the jury could not conclude that Nelson was guilty of murder.

UPDATE 4/2/15 –     In the initial search for the child Aug. 27, police used a K9 unit to track the baby’s scent to a wooded area west of South Harding Street and north of Oliver Avenue, near the CSX railroad tracks. Searchers combed through wooded areas, vacant lots and buildings and used sonar cameras to search the nearby White River — all to no avail. The FBI also took part in the search. With Wilson’s consent, police collected the clothes he wore during the alleged robbery, the affidavit states. They wanted to see whether Wilson’s movements that morning coincided with those of Delano’s.  According to the affidavit, on Aug. 28, a K9 unit, working off Wilson’s clothes, tracked the scent to the same area where Delano’s scent had been traced.UPDATE 2/5/14 – Willie Wilson is now facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his missing infant son, Delano Wilson, the Marion County prosecutor’s office says.

Willie Wilson

Crime lab technicians had found traces of possible human blood in the bathroom sink, in the bathtub and on a light blue baby blanket. When the detective questioning Perkins received word about the possible human blood in the residence, the affidavit states, Perkins was notified of the discovery and was told that police were going to compare the blood with DNA from Delano, reports Indy Star.

The probable cause affidavit states, based on the findings in the investigation that Delano Wilson is dead and say that Willie Wilson’s testimony is inconsistent with video surveillance and witness statements, and have charged him with murder.

No charges have been filed against the boy’s mother.

UPDATE 8/30/14 – The authorities have decided to cancel the Amber Alert for Delano, because they believe there has been sufficient awareness publicized about the missing baby.  Police believe the search for the baby is a search-and-rescue mission, and they will continue to look even though they have searched every place possible.

The Amber Alert said the baby was seen with a white man and a Hispanic woman in a 2000 blue Ford Taurus.

Neighbors are critical of the authorities and believe they should continue to search until the baby is found, stating that the search has not continued and there was no one searching anymore.  Regardless, neighbors are voluntarily looking for him, “He is out there.  Dead or alive, he is out there somewhere.”

This is very true and I agree that the search must continue until Delano is found, dead or alive.  I suspect the police do not believe the father’s story and feel Delano is dead, but that is when they must continue the search because they need Delano’s body to prosecute the person that is responsible for his death.  There are so many missing children out there and so many murderers walking free, because without a body, the police it is super difficult to build a case to prosecute or even arrest anyone.

Police say Delano Wilson was snatched from his father’s arms in an alley around noon Wednesday. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday evening.

The victim says he was robbed and pistol-whipped near the intersection of South Harding and Henry Streets, reports WTHR news.

He says a man and woman took off with the baby in a blue Ford Taurus.

One concerned mother didn’t want to appear on camera but says she saw Willie Wilson, Delano’s father and the kidnappers’ car.

“I saw the dad coming out of the alley after the vehicle left. I didn’t hear any yelling, or gunshots or the car wasn’t speeding away or nothing,” said the woman.

Police have searched the nearby river, but have found nothing.

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