When Diamond Bynum comes home, she’s going to get whatever her heart desires for her new room.

Her dad, Eugene, and stepmom, Susanne, moved out of the Gary home where Diamond and her nephew, King Walker, went out for a walk and seemingly disappeared into thin air more than five years ago. Diamond’s belongings are now in a closet, waiting for her to return. Then, Eugene Bynum said, maybe they’ll head to her favorite restaurant — Nick and George’s in Hammond — for big cheeseburgers.

“She loves the cheeseburgers there,” Bynum said. “I took her there for her birthday Feb. 15 (months before she and King disappeared), and we took a picture there that I have (as his social media profile picture).”

The years since the two have been gone have hollowed out Bynum. A quiet man by nature, he said prescription medication is the only thing that gets and keeps him going most days; otherwise, he wouldn’t be able to get out of bed.

Read more: chicagotribune.com

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