Where is Codi Bigsby? Dad of missing Hampton boy, 4, arrested for child neglect
HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Hampton police are on the lookout for four-year-old Codi Bigsby, who went missing on Monday morning, January 31. Cory Bigsby, the child's father, reported him missing the day from a residence in the 100 block of Ranalet Drive in the Buckroe Beach neighborhood.
“We don’t believe that 4-year-old Codi wandered off and we don’t believe that he was abducted,” Hampton Police Chief Mark Talbot said at a press conference. “There is a person of interest — we are most interested in Codi’s parents."
Cory has now been arrested on child neglect charges. He has been transported to adult intake and charged with seven counts of felony child neglect. In a press release, Hampton Police said, "The Hampton Police Division, along with our federal and regional partners, have conducted a very thorough search since the time Codi Bigsby was reported missing on January 31, 2022. We have covered a tremendous amount of ground, spoken to hundreds of citizens, and followed every possible lead. At this time, Codi still has not yet been found. Our search efforts to find Codi will continue throughout the weekend."
"As a result of the investigation, Mr. Cory Bigsby is now under arrest. He has been transported to adult intake where he has been charged with seven counts of felony child neglect. This is not the conclusion of the investigative process — we will continue to do everything in our power to find Codi," the release added."
Cory had told investigators that he saw his son sleeping at around 2 am, but the child was missing when Cory woke up. He said that he searched his home before calling the police. However, investigators are questioning the credibility of the information that Codi's parents have provided. “The evidence that we have does not completely match the stories that we have received at this point,” said Talbot. “We will work as if he’s out there waiting for us to find him.”
The police are urging the public to disclose any information they might have in relation to the case. Codi is a four-year-old Black male, approximately three feet tall. He could be wearing black clothing and Spider-Man flip-flops.
Codi lived with his father Cory. Reportedly, there were other young children in the home when Codi was said to have gone missing. Investigators have also spoken to Codi's mother, whose name has not been revealed. However, as per reports, she does not live in the house from where Codi allegedly disappeared.