Family of Missing Arkansas Toddler Not Giving Up Hope

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SEARCY, AR — More than two months have passed since a two-year-old boy vanished from his central Arkansas home. The family of little Malik Drummond still waiting on any sign of him. It’s been tough, but they say they are hopeful.

“She misses her brother…She does,” Mother Tanya Drummond.

Drummond says life for her two-year-old daughter Arianna has been tough without her twin brother Malik.

“She’s always asking about him,’ says Drummond.

Police say Malik went missing from his Searcy home back in November. A massive search involving Police and the community turned up no clues. 10 weeks later, he’s still missing.

“I just want to know where he’s at, how’s he’s doing, and what’s going on? I just really want him home, “says Drummond.

Officers say while Malik’s father was asleep, the toddler wandered away. Since then, flyers of the missing boy decorated Searcy businesses reminding people to keep an eye out.

“We are urging the public if they see something or they know something or they hear something that may lead us to Malik…That they do call us,” says Searcy Cpl. Steve Hernandez.

Malik’s grandmother still has unwrapped Christmas presents. She says they’ll be opened when her grandson is home again.

“I just wanted to show everybody Malik is still ours forever,’ says Grandmother Nancy Paine.

Drummond says the holidays were painful, and the pain hasn’t gone away in the new year.

“I haven’t been able to sleep. I’ve been crying a lot,” says Drummond.

Until they do find him, the Drummond family says they need the community to help with one last effort.

“I don’t want sympathy. I want people to still pray for us. I want everybody to keep malik in their prayers. To help bring him home,” says Drummond.

Searcy Police say they have had recent tips about Malik coming out of Texas but after checking into it they discovered it was not him.

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