‘Somebody knows something’: Mom seeks answers almost 7 years after daughter, grandson disappeared

‘Somebody knows something’: Mom seeks answers almost 7 years after daughter, grandson disappeared

CHICAGO (TOC) — LaShann Walker has stored the religion that someday her daughter, Diamond Bynum, and grandson, King Walker will come dwelling safely virtually seven years after their disappearance.

“I am asking if anybody is aware of something, please say one thing. Any person is aware of one thing,” she mentioned. “It is onerous to proceed dwelling life daily not realizing whether or not they’re being damage or one thing.”

The anniversary of their disappearance is subsequent month. Lengthy after most would have accepted the chance one thing unhealthy occurred to the duo, Walker refuses. As an alternative, she selected to host a program in Daley Plaza downtown, hoping to remind folks her family members are nonetheless lacking.

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“There have been so many instances once I felt like I used to be going to interrupt down, however I at all times take into consideration ‘I’ve to be there for them,” Walker mentioned.

The 2 went lacking on July 25, 2015 whereas visiting a relative’s dwelling in Gary, Indiana. Bynum, who has particular wants, was 21 on the time. Her nephew was simply 2 years outdated. Whether or not it is merely denial or unmovable religion, Walker mentioned she believes her kin are nonetheless, someplace, alive.

“I do not really feel like they’re deceased or something. So long as do not see a physique, they do not convey me a physique, I’ll consider. No information is nice information,” Walker mentioned.

Friday afternoon, amid the music and performances, there have been phrases of encouragement.

“It is a very critical state of affairs,” mentioned neighborhood activist Mom Diva.

Native artist Damon Lamar Reed began the “Nonetheless Looking” challenge and paints portraits of lacking ladies within the Chicago space, like lacking postal employee Kierra Coles. He is planning to color one in all Diamond and King.

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And whereas the investigation into the disappearance of Diamond and King has grown chilly and few new leads by no means appear to pan out, Walker mentioned something is feasible.

“It is not simple. I’ve my days once I break down and I’ve my ugly days, however I simply attempt to keep constructive,” Walker mentioned.

Walker is planning an occasion to mark the anniversary of the disappearance of Diamond and King. Within the meantime, she mentioned it is the neighborhood of help that retains her entering into her quest to convey her lacking members of the family dwelling.

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