Missing for nearly a decade, investigators now dig through a Seminole boy's home in search of his body.
Colton Clark, 9, disappeared in 2006. Friday, April 8, 2016, his aunt and uncle were arrested.
Colton's grandmother, Jerry Clark, all along has hoped her grandson's disappearance was the result of an accident, never a murder. A new search warrant has her and other family members feeling closer to getting those answers.
Last September, investigators re-opened Colton's cold case.
“It’s just a really sad story all around,” said Jerry Clark.
Clark's son, Rex and his wife Rebecca were arrested Friday morning suspected of child abuse and conspiracy.
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“It's just a good thing it's all over but not like this,” said Clark.
Colton and his brother lived with Rex and Rebecca Clark because of substance abuse issues with their parents, according to his grandmother.
She said she and other family members always had concerns about Rex and Rebecca adopting the boys.
“They had some troubles in their past and some of us didn't think it was a good thing. And then it did not turn out to be a good thing,” said Clark.
Clark said Rex changed when he returned from Vietnam becoming violent and distant from the family.
“I don’t want to think that he just set out to kill him,” she said.
Investigators are now combing through the couple's five-acre property hoping to find a clue that will lead them to Colton.
“I believe Rex probably did [it]. I’m hoping it’s an accident,” said Clark.
News 9’s Jessica Holley spoke with Colton's biological mother. The family thanks the investigators for their tireless work on the case and hope to have a resolution soon.
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