Indy community groups hold vigil for missing baby

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Area ministries gathered on Saturday at the home of Delano Wilson’s parents to pray for his safe return.

Police have canceled the Amber Alert and are no longer actively searching for the six-week-old boy, but officers are still investigating the disappearance.

The baby’s family says they’re relying on their faith more than ever, and pleading for the abductors to bring Delano home. 

“We just want him back alive and safe in our arms. We can’t get any sleep. Without our son, this is a nightmare,” said Willie Wilson, Delano’s father.

Ten Point Coalition, Young Men Inc. and other groups gathered in the front yard of Wilson’s Chase Street home praying over the sobbing parents.

“Out of all the prayer vigils I’ve done, this prayer vigil is probably the most heart-wrenching,” said Young Men Inc. Director Rev. Malachi Walker. Praying

“This child needs to be in the home, needs to be in the arms of their parents,” Walker prayed on Saturday.

During the vigil, the groups put aside the questions that surrounded the disappearance and focused on praying for Delano’s safety and return.

“It’s not our job to be judge, jury or anything of that nature. We don’t know and we would be leaving that alone and leaving it up to the authorities,” said Ten Point Coalition’s Rev. Horatio Luster.

Willie Wilson says he was pistol-whipped, and his attackers then drove off with his son. Now, he hopes they hear his plea.

“Whoever out there has our son, bring him back,” begged Wilson.

“It’s heartbreaking to see them have to go through this. Every second, every minute is so critical and he’s been gone for so long and we just have no idea of what’s going on with him,” said family friend Lathrice Hamilton.

Hamilton has been busy handing out fliers. Working even harder now that police have scaled back their efforts.

“We’re pretty much on our own, but we have God with us. We’re not going to give up. The parents aren’t going to give up,” said Hamilton. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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