Police check for link between missing boy, Garfield Park lagoon remains

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CHICAGO -- Police in Rockford held a news conference today in the case of a missing toddler that may be connected to the case of a child's remains found in Chicago's Garfield Park Lagoon.

2-year-old Kyrian Knox was first reported missing in Rockford last week, but investigators are not sure when someone last saw him.

Investigators sent a DNA sample from the boy's mother to the FBI lab for testing.

During today's news conference they said the disappearance of Kyrian Knox was not a random act.

They do not believe he was abducted and did not issue an Amber Alert.

Meanwhile, the boy's mother tells a Rockford TV station she does not believe her son was the child found earlier this month in the Garfield Park Lagoon.

Lanisha Knox is in the process of moving from Iowa to Chicago and left her son with a family friend in Rockford on August 18.

Knox says she would call to check in on him and had no idea he was missing until police contacted her last week.

Rockford police say they are looking at all possible connections to the Chicago case but so far they are not sure if they are linked.