The Chicago Police are now working on a sketch that could depict the young child and it is expected they will release it on Thursday, September 11.
According to the authorities, the officials have managed to recover the feet, hands and head of the child, but they are in a very deteriorated state because they are decomposed. The torso has not yet been found, but the police reported that they have started draining the western part of the lagoon.
The news was released on Saturday, after someone spotted a floating foot in the lagoon and called the police. After the search began, the police also found the right foot, the hands and the head, not far from the place where the left foot was seen. It was estimated that about 100 officials, including divers and detectives, are now working on the case.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office only managed to determine that the child was not younger than eight months of age and not older than four years old and that the color of the skin indicates he or she is either African-American or has a mixed race heritage. They were unable to tell if the child was a boy or a girl. However, there are indications that the remains were that of a boy:
“All the body parts appear to be from a child of approximately the same age. The hair was short, curly and black in color; the eyes were brown; and the earlobes were not pierced, suggesting the child may be male (but female gender cannot be ruled out at present),” said a statement released by the police and the County Cook’s examiner’s office. ”
The investigators are also looking at missing child reports and a full forensic DNA testing is going to be carried out. For now, all evidence point s out that the child was cut into pieces by someone and the officers are hoping to get to the bottom of it as soon as possible.
The sketch of the child is expected to be released today at 11:30 and anyone who has information on his or her identity is expected to contact Area North detectives.
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