Police on Missing 2-Year-Old Philly Boy: ‘Somebody Isn't Telling Us the Truth'

King Hill was reported missing from his Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, Philadelphia police say

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Philadelphia police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing toddler.

So far there are conflicting reports regarding when King Hill, 2, was last seen.

The boy's mother said she hasn't seen him in a month after he didn't return from a stay with another family member.

Police initially said King Hill was listed as missing from his home along Page Street near 31st Street in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood around 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, Philadelphia police said Thursday.

During a Thursday evening press conference, police said the boy may have been seen over the weekend but they did not say by whom.

King Hill
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King Hill

King's mother, Amber Hill, told NBC10 that she actually last saw her son in early June when she left him off with his stepfather, a trusted father figure who he normally spends time with.

"I miss him a lot," a distraught Hill said.

Hill said she became alarmed earlier this week when the stepfather texted to say he had dropped off King with a babysitter. Hill said she doesn't know the babysitter well.

The babysitter reportedly said she had dropped off King with her, but Hill never saw her son.

"Somebody is not telling us the truth. Yes. That's correct," Philadelphia Police Capt. Mark Burgmann said. "Because the babysitter is saying she returned the child to the mother and mother is saying, 'No. She did not.'"

Hill doesn't believe King is hurt, but she is pleading for him to be returned home.

"They were looking at me like I did something to him," Hill said while in tears. "But I would never do nothing to none of my kids."

He didn’t wander off and the Special Victims Unit is handling the active search for King, police said. Sources said part of the investigation is sorting out King's whereabouts prior to going missing.

Investigators could be seen searching for clues in the neighborhood Thursday morning. Thursday evening, detectives searched a location near 53rd and Montgomery in Wynnefield. Sources told NBC10 the location is the home of the babysitter. A woman who did not want to be identified told NBC10 the missing child looked familiar.

"There was a party there not too long ago and I seen that kid running around," she said. "I definitely seen that baby."

Police said everyone is cooperating with the investigation.

King has brown eyes, black hair, is around 3 feet tall and weighs around 32 pounds.

Anyone who spots King Hill should call SVU investigators at 215-685-3251 or call 911.

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