Three years later: Community refuses to give up on Baby Vincent

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

After three long years of waiting and searching, this group refuses to let four-month-old Vincent Moore slip through the cracks.

"I don't think I could ever stop being a part of it at this point until he is found,” family friend Andrea Vitale said.

The baby was last seen in South Wichita on July 11th of 2015.

Police say he vanished in his father's care, but to this day baby Vincent is still missing.

Family and friends are hoping to keep the case in the headlines with events like this one. A small group gathered to release balloons and pray for his safe return.

The child was reportedly last seen near S. Hydraulic and Tulsa. Wichita police come out to say that they believe baby Vincent is dead but family members have chosen to not give up hope.

"The problem is he is now a three-year-old, instead of a three-month-old baby,” Vitale said.

Vitale said with so much focus on missing children recently, she hopes baby Vincent’s disappearance will have renewed interest.

"Maybe talk to the family. Go over some old facts. Maybe look at it with a fresh pair of eyes,” Vitale said.

Police did arrest the boy’s father, Gary Moore, but never charged him with the anything related to the boy’s disappearance.

Moore claimed he left the child with his mother, something she's denied.

"I hope that somebody just comes forward and says that it wasn't meant to go this far. It was a mistake. Something,” Vitale said.

No arrests have been made in baby Vincent’s disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to call police.