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Police want to talk with two people after dismembered toddler found in lagoon; one could be in Milwaukee

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MILWAUKEE/CHICAGO -- Police investigators in Chicago want to talk with two people who were entrusted to care for a two-year-old child before he disappeared. That child's remains were found in September in a lagoon in Garfield Park. Investigators believe one of the two people they want to talk with could be in Milwaukee.

The boy's head, hands and feet were discovered by a park visitor in September. DNA was used to identify the child as Kyrian Knox of Rockford, Illinois.

Police now want to talk with Kamel Harris and his girlfriend, Danyelle Foggs.

Kamel Harris, Danyelle Foggs

Kamel Harris, Danyelle Foggs

"We have tried numerous times to contact these people so we can talk to them and have them help us in this investigation -- and it's been extremely frustrating that we have not been able to make contact," Dean Andrews, chief of detectives with the Chicago Police Department told reporters at a news conference Thursday, November 19th at police headquarters.

Kyrian Knox

Kyrian Knox

Investigators are not calling Harris and Foggs persons of interest or suspects in this case.

They simply want to talk with the man and woman at this time.

It is believed the man, Kamel Harris may be in Milwaukee. Chicago police detectives have come to Milwaukee in the hopes of talking with Harris.

Police say they have not physically seen Harris in Milwaukee, but his vehicle was parked in front of a home where they believe he's staying.

"When we were up in Milwaukee, we had reason to believe he was in the residence.  A female answered the door, and denied he was there, but there was a vehicle we knew he had been using that was parked out front," Kevin Duffin, Chicago police commander said.

WGN is reporting Harris and Foggs previously told investigators that they left Kyrian Knox with three acquaintances. They are the last two known people to have seen the toddler alive.

"The only thing we have to go on is their statement to the Rockford police that they turned the baby over.  That’s a sworn statement they gave to Rockford.  That is our only lead right now," Duffin said.

Police say Harris and Foggs will not identify the three people they gave the child to.

The toddler's mother, 24-year-old Lanisha Knox said she left her son with Harris and Foggs so that she could train for a new job in Iowa.

Once she was settled, she asked for the boy back -- and she was told by Harris and Foggs three people had shown up -- claiming to be the mother's friends. They then took the child.

"Somebody showed up to their house, and picked him up, saying that I said pick him up. I'm like, you never talked to me, so what are you talking about?" Lanisha Knox said.

"It`s unfathomable to me, that when we are talking about a tender age child that we find body parts of, and you won`t cooperate on a case like that?" Duffin said.

Toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

Toddler found dismembered in Chicago lagoon

Investigators and the Cook County Medical Examiner have been working to find out precisely how the toddler died.

For the time being -- this remains a death investigation.

While it is believed Harris may be in Milwaukee, Foggs is believed to be in Chicago.

Kyrian Knox

Kyrian Knox

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.

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