Remains found in lagoon are of a child, age 2 or 3

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CHICAGO — Chicago police are continuing their search for additional evidence in and around a city park lagoon where a toddler's body parts were found over the weekend.

Late Monday afternoon, officials said the remains are from an African-American toddler.

The Cook County Medical Examiner determined "the examination indicated it was from an African-American child, most likely between the ages of 2 and 3," according to a statement from Cook County officials.

Saturday afternoon, a person called 911 to report seeing what looked like a body part floating in the lagoon. It turned out to be a toddler’s foot.
Later, authorities found the child’s other foot and both hands. The toddler's head was found on Sunday.

Officials are not sure whether the child was a boy or girl.

And they need more body parts before they figure out the cause and manner of death.

All of the body parts were decomposed but the Medical Examiner is trying find fingerprints or DNA.