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Child is Missing for Six Years

Ryan Cody
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - Amarillo authorities are hoping an age progression photo can lead them to a six year old boy who has been missing almost his entire life.

When an Amarillo woman returned home from a stint in jail six years ago she was expecting to find her husband and toddler son. Instead police say her husband revealed he had taken the boy to his parent's house in Brownfield.

But her in-laws said they were never caring for him. Police have been looking for six year old Miguel Angel Nunez who may now look like this, ever since.

Police say the investigation is tough because the father could have taken the child virtually anywhere legally.

Cpl.. Jerry Neufeld of the Amarillo Police Department says, "If he went somewhere with the child that would be perfectly legal. Now that a court has come in and said she has full custody it's going to be more of a court issue. It is somewhat of a custody issue. But as far as when it becomes criminal, that will be up to the district attorney's offices."

And over at those offices, 47th District Attorney Randall Sims says, "At this point if there was anything legally we could do based on the facts we can prove. Common sense would tell anyone that we would be doing it."

So what authorities are hoping for now is that somebody will see this photo and offer up information.

To do so just call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400.

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