Search continues for missing S.C. toddler

EAST POINT, Ga.,None — Investigators continued to search for clues this weekend in the disappearance of an 18-month-old South Carolina boy last seen in Atlanta.

Amir Jennings vanished with his mother six weeks ago. His mother has been found in South Carolina, but has refused to tell investigators where her son is.

Amir's aunt, Denise Jennings, lives in East Point. She said local and federal authorities searched her property on Ridgecrest Lane on Thursday with cadaver dogs.

Amir and his mother lived with Jennings for several months last fall before disappearing.

Jennings said she still holds out hope for her nephew and believes he is alive and well.

Denise Jennings' sister, Zinah Jennings, is jailed in Columbia, S.C., on child cruelty charges. Police said, since they found her, she has told them various stories about where Amir might be.

Denise Jennings said she thinks he sister suffered from postpartum depression.

"I think she left him with someone. I think she was scared and wanted him to be cared for," Denise Jennings said.

Denise Jennings' yard was searched because Amir and Zinah Jennings had lived with her for most of the fall before they vanished on Nov. 17. She said there was no indication anything was wrong when her sister left for the final time.

"We love him, and we want him home," Denise Jennings said about her nephew.

Authorities said they have found some evidence and leads, but would not go into detail about what that evidence is.