WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) — The family of Lucas Hernandez release a statement in response to the apparent suicide of Emily Glass:
Today, Emily Glass chose to end her own life. We are deeply shocked and saddened by this turn of events.
Another mother and father have lost a child. Children have lost their mother, and a family will have to grieve someone they loved.
This is not the ending we would have chosen for Emily. She was the only person on this earth who could tell us what the last moments of our child’s life were like. We wanted answers and we still want justice. Our hope is that the truth will still come out, that there will be answers to the many questions we have.
Please keep Emily’s family in your thoughts and prayers, along with ours. None of us wanted or expected all this loss and devastation that has come to pass. Give both of our families’ time to process this unexpected death.
Jamie Taylor-Orr and Jonathan Hernandez
Glass was the live-in girlfriend of Lucas' father, Jonathan Hernandez, at the time of 5-year-old's death. In late May, she led a private investigator to the location where Lucas' body was found.
Glass was found dead early Friday morning following an apparent suicide.