What's Next? Christopher Marks Investigation Wraps Up at Meramec River

Police say the investigation could likely wrap up tonight—with no clear signs leading to the missing 12-year-old Affton boy's whereabouts.

The massive search efforts aimed to find Christopher Sparks, the 12-year-old Affton boy who went missing Sunday night, have turned up no clues yet, police said.

The investigation will likely wrap up tonight, and St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said he will address media at the site of Christopher's disappearance at 4 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Update: 

Christopher’s family found a small glimmer of hope in the discovery of a pair of socks near the scene where he disappeared.

“Katie (Christopher’s sister) saw them and shouted, ‘Oh my god, those are our socks!’” said Donna Sherman, his great-aunt. “They had grass and crap all over them.”

The family is not sure the socks were Christopher’s and not from one of the children at the vigil at the scene all day yesterday.

 “Nobody knows for sure these are Christopher’s socks,” Sherman said. “Are we 100 percent sure? No.”

Police said there is no indication investigators are missing any of the clothing Christopher wore into the water.

"We are all just grasping at straws," Sherman said.

Patch is contacting police to see if the socks are a clue in the investigation.

For more, .

To receive real-time updates about this developing story, please visit Affton-Shrewsbury Patch's Facebook page.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »