FBI, Chicago police use DNA to ID dismembered toddler found in lagoon

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CHICAGO — Chicago police have used DNA to identify a dismembered toddler found in a lagoon in September.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the FBI informed Chicago police on Wednesday that the remains found in the Garfield Park lagoon on Chicago’s west side were that of 2-year-old

Sketch of toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

Sketch of toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

of Rockford.

The family has been notified and a death investigation continues to determine why and how the boy was dismembered.

Guglielmi says Chicago police and the Rockford Police Department will coordinate their efforts.

The boy’s heads, hands and feet were discovered by a park visitor in September. Detectives began culling missing person reports in their efforts to identify the victim.

Toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

Toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

Investigators went to Rockford to collect DNA from the mother of a boy who went missing there.

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