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Authorities question parents involvement in boy’s disappearance

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Hampton Police

Investigators involved in the search for a missing 4-year-old child are reporting that they do not believe the story the child’s father told them regarding his disappearance:

“The evidence that we have does not completely match the stories that we have received at this point,” Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbot said at a press conference Tuesday.

The Virginia boy was reported missing by his father on Monday, who told police that he last saw Codi sleeping in his room at 2:00 a.m.

“We don’t believe that 4-year-old Codi wandered off and we don’t believe that he was abducted,” Talbot continued.

While authorities did not disclose why they believe the child’s parents may have had something to do with his disappearance, several news stations are reporting that the time line for the child’s disappearance did not add up.

The Hampton Police Department along with the FBI have focused their search on the areas surrounding the father’s home where the child lived full time.

While authorities did report that they believe the boy’s family may have something to do with the child’s disappearance, they say the family is still cooperating with them.

“We continue to speak to the people responsible for Codi’s safety,” Talbot told reporters on Tuesday. “They are still talking to us. They are still answering our questions. We still believe that they are the key to us finding out where he might be and what may have happened to him.”

Codi is described as a Black male standing 3 feet tall, police said. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and Spider-Man flip-flops.