Christian Ferguson in an undated photograph from the 1990s. Says his mother, Theda Thomas: "Some people never knew he could walk and talk, how he loved to sing, how he prayed all the time."
went missing six years ago Saturday. He was nine years old. His father, Dawan Ferguson, told police that his son -- and his SUV -- were stolen from a parking lot in north St. Louis, while Dawan was using a payphone. The SUV was recovered a short time later but without the boy inside.RFT
writer Kristen Hinman reported on the circumstances around the boy's disappearance -- as well as his rare illness and turbulent family life -- in March. Less than a week since the sixth anniversary of his disappearance, Hinman will update the case with Charlie Brennan
on KMOX during the 10:10 a.m. segment on Friday.
There was a memorial parade for Christian Ferguson on Saturday
to raise awareness of this case and to honor the boy.
If you haven't read the story, featured in two parts, you can do so here:Vanishing Act: Six years after the fact, the disappearance of nine-year-old Christian Ferguson remains a mystery. A Riverfront Times Special Report.Vanishing
Act, Part 2: Missing since 2003, little Christian Ferguson is almost
surely dead. Police think they've fingered the culprit -- and there's
nothing they can do about it. A Riverfront Times Special Report.