Update: Willie Wilson was found not guilty of murder. Read more here.
By Russ McQuaid
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 28, 2014)-- Freshly released from a night in custody, Willie Wilson made an emotional appeal for information on the whereabouts of his missing child.
"All I want is my son. I am begging, please search. I love my son."
The mother of six week old Delano Anthony Wilson Taniasha Perkins made her own emotional statement in the 500 block of Chase Street earlier in the day.
"He means the world to me and his dad and as his parents we work really hard for our child and for you to take him away is tearing a hole in my family and in my heart," she said.
Wilson told police that he was accosted by a white male and hispanic woman in an alley less than a block from his home Wednesday at noon.
Wilson said the pair intended to rob him of his cell phones and his wallet but took his baby instead.
"He said 'I don't care.' That's when he hit me knocked me down. I got the baby in my arms. That's when I knew they were gonna do more because she didn't do nothing because the man is constantly yelling at me telling me to empty my pockets, grabbing at my pants. All I could do is give him what I had. I didn't wanna harm the baby."
Wilson said the couple took off in a blue Ford Taurus but left his other valuables behind.
A neighbor told FOX59 News she saw such a car drive away slowly from the alley.
"Well we seen the blue Taurus come out of the alley and I seen the guy at first we thought was the suspect but it end up being the actual father of the child come stumbling out of the alley and then he collapsed."
"I couldn't tell what was going on and they wasn't speeding away. That's why I wasn't paying much attention and like I said we seen the dad come out of the alley and then he collapsed and sat up and within five minutes the officers began showing up."
Neighbors are comparing their own firsthand accounts of the immediate aftermath of Wilson's claims with what they've noticed or been told by other eyewitnesses.
"There's just been five or six different stories that's been told so nothing's making sense," said another neighbor Jackie Huffman. "Something's fishy."
Bloodhounds searched the immediate area near the child's home and the banks of the White River for evidence as search crews have launched boats into the water.
Full audio from Willie Wilson's 911 call: