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Duke Flores still missing; community plans to leave porchlight on as beacon of hope despite murder charges

VICTOR VALLEY, Calif. ( — Community members across the Victor Valley are planning on leaving a porch light on until Duke Flores, a missing 6-year-old boy with autism, is located.

“I know it’s late but can we all leave our porch lights on for Duke tonight?” asked Jessica Rowe in the official group for Victor Valley News on Facebook.

Over 250 comments were left promising to leave their lights on.

“On in Tuttle, Oklahoma,” wrote Elizabeth Espinoza, while sending her prayers to little Duke.

“Leaving mine on in Bullhead City Arizona,” Angel Nichole wrote.

Others from across the Victor Valley said they will be leaving a light as a beacon of hope that he is found soon.

Duke was reported missing on Thursday night after extended family interceded and demanded a welfare check on the boy after he wasn’t heard from since April 14th.

On Saturday, April 27th, Apple Valley Police announced that Duke’s Mother, Jackee Raquel Contreras and her twin sister, Jennifer Contreras (Duke’s aunt) were arrested on charges of murder.

The sisters lived together at a home at 22000 Cherokee Avenue where Duke was last seen. Even after an extensive investigation at the residence and interviews, Duke’s whereabouts are still unknown.

“Come home Duke, wherever you are, please lead somebody to you,” commented Jessica Rowe.

“‘For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light. (Luke 8:17)’,” a member shared on social media.

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