GREENWICH, N.Y. -- Its been nearly five months since 12-year-old Jaliek Rainwalker was last seen; now his grandparents are seeking custody of him. Jaliek's grandmother, Barbara Reeley, held a news conference Friday with her lawyer to announce that she and her husband Dennis are taking steps to gain custody of the missing boy.
Reeley said Jaliek needs to know there are people who care about him and love him.
"If Jaliek is out there on that slight chance, that we would find him and he would know that he would have a loving, safe home. That my husband and I are trying to seek custody of him and he could come live with us,” said Reeley.
Barbara and her husband Dennis have also released a photo of Jaliek. The yellow fleece he is wearing in the photo is now missing, and Jaliek may be wearing it.