Man comes forward with striking toddler photo claiming to be child who went ...

The family of Christopher Abeyta, the seven-month-old baby who went missing 32 years ago, are hopeful they may have found their abducted family member.

It comes after a man came forward this week claiming to be the Colorado Springs victim, using a photograph of him as a toddler to prove he was indeed the snatched child.

Real photographs over various years are a better indication than portraits of what missing people could look like now. 

A man claims to be Christopher Abeyta, the seven-month-old baby (right) who went missing 32 years ago (left, is an artist's impression of what he could look like as a man)

The family have never given up the continuous searching for Christopher over the years

The family have never given up the continuous searching for Christopher over the years

It has given the family a glimmer of hope.

The family haven't shared what details about the man's upbringing have made them believe he could be Christopher.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation says it could take 'some time' to come back with the man's DNA results to put an end to speculation.

While Abeyta's sister Denise Alvez admits the image was good enough to 'make someone take a second look at it,' Colorado Springs law enforcement aren't as convinced according to The Colorado Springs Gazette.

The publication reports while they're still investigating the claim, they think it will have a negative ending.

For decades the Abeyta's have been following tips on where he might be now

For decades the Abeyta's have been following tips on where he might be now

Christopher pictured with his late mother Bernice Abeyta who family say was left with a 'hole in her heart' when he was taken away

Christopher pictured with his late mother Bernice Abeyta who family say was left with a 'hole in her heart' when he was taken away

Christopher was seven months old when he was snatched as his family slept close by

Christopher was seven months old when he was snatched as his family slept close by

'Unfortunately at this time it does not appear this will be credible information, however, we are working to confirm,' cold case Commander Jeff Jensen said in a statement Friday.

Law enforcement won't reveal why they're not as hopeful as the family, which had the father and mother take heritage tests to determine their background and possibly help identify any

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