Searchers comb lakes, homes, woods for missing toddler

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Posted: Jul 31, 2015 1:49 PM

Searchers have combed over 60 bodies of water, 40 square miles, and more than 2,000 homes and businesses looking for a missing toddler.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective Chief Tom Hackney said during a news conference Friday that the search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton will soon be scaled back, but the investigation into the boy's disappearance is ongoing.

Lonzie went missing on July 23.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says the man who lived with Lonzie's mother and was caring for the boy and his 5-year-old sister is a suspect and isn't cooperating with investigators. He's in jail without bond on two counts of felony child neglect in relation to the case.

The search for Lonzie also has turned up two unrelated sets of human remains in the Jacksonville area.