SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - THV11 has been following the story for over a year, the case of 2-year-old Malik Drummond finally comes to a close.
Drummond vanished in November of last year, and now Malik's dad is sitting behind bars for his murder.
Many times closure can offer solace, but in the case of missing Searcy boy Malik Drummond, the closure that came Wednesday only brought everyone's worst fears to life
"I started crying and woke my brother up and told him Jeff killed Malik," said Nikki Slatton, family friend.
Police wouldn't say what evidence came forward, only that they had enough to arrest the boy's 43-year-old father Tuesday night, charging him with capital murder and abuse of a corpse.