HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Friday, August 19 marks 200 days since Codi Bigsby was reported missing in Hampton.
His picture has been shared far and wide. Search parties have occurred dozens of times.
Thus far, not a trace has been found.
At a vigil Friday night at “Codi’s Fence” at the Buckroe Point Apartments, where the 4-year-old was reported missing by his father back on January 31, nearly 30 gathered expressed they still hope for positive news.
“This child is still missing and we will continue onto bring out his name,” Klalil Cribb, a social activist and member of United We Stand of Hampton Roads, said as part of a prayer. “We pray Codi is kept out of harm.”
However Hampton’s top prosecutor fears harm has already been done. In an April court hearing he said Codi is “presumed to be deceased.”
Joan Lyons, a lifelong Hampton resident, said the case caught her attention day 1.
“I am just full of emotion with a missing child,: Lyons said. “Because it’s a child, because adults are supposed to take care of these children. Their helpless.”
Codi’s father, Cory Bigsby, remains in jail on unrelated child neglect charges.
Councilman Chris Bowman stopped by to light a candle and lend his support.
“Gone for 200 days. You know it’s difficult,” Bowman said. “We’ve done the best job we can do and we are going to continue to pursue it.”