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Update: Police search Mississippi River for missing boy

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(KMOV) -- Police searched the waters of the Mississippi River on Tuesday in hopes of finding a lead in the case of missing 2-year-old Gebar Bryd Jr. Bryd's mother's body was found in the river, and police were led to search the waters for the boy, too. 

Family members are still asking tough questions regarding the search for their 2-year-old grandson and the investigation surrounding their daughter, Jasmin Rodriguez.

University City police sent out an alert for the missing boy after his mother's body was found in the Mississippi River, and the family wants to know what was behind the delay.

The grandparents say they immediately came to University City police to report their daughter missing when they could not reach her. Police say they had detectives working on the case full-time since the pair disappeared, but on Monday they admitted they have no idea what happened to Gebar Byrd, Jr., the 2-year-old boy.

The family wants St. Louis to take a good look at their grandson's picture - they have not seen him in 23 days.

Police say they are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and say information about the two was not made public sooner because there was no evidence of a crime.

Investigators are still waiting for autopsy results to find out how Jasmin died. The focus now turns to finding Gebar. Authorities tell News 4 they searched the house Gebar stayed and found no signs of foul play.

Police say this doesn't fit the criteria for an Amber Alert - no one witnessed the abduction. There are no suspects in the case, and Gebar's father is cooperating with the investigation.


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