University City Police are looking for a two-year-old boy. This case started off as a "Missing Persons" report but things changed drastically when the body of the boy's mother was found last week in the Mississippi River.
We talked with the Rodriguez family this afternoon. They tell us that the family desperately wants to find Gebar Byrd, Jr.
Here's the background according to the family -Yasmin Rodriguez was dating Gebar Byrd, Sr. for seven years. They had a child together. A few months ago they moved in to a home in University City. The two had an argument and, according to Byrd, Rodriguez left with their son when Byrd was gone from the house. He hadn't seen them since.
The Rodriguez family says the two had a volatile relationship. She was getting ready to kick him out of their house. He says that she left last year for about a month with their child so he wasn't overly concerned when she disappeared this time.
We tried to get a comment from Byrd to ask him about his missing son and the efforts to find the little boy. A family member told us he didn't want to talk about his son.
If anyone has any information on the boy's whereabouts they're asked to call Crimestoppers: 866-371-TIPS