Investigators expand search for dismembered child’s remains

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police have expanded their search for the remains of the dismembered child.

They're following a number of tips called into Area North headquarters.

An investigation at Garfield Park Lagoon continues. It's been a week since the toddler's feet and hands were first discovered there. Last Sunday, authorities found the child's severed head.

The Chicago Police Marine Unit scoured the lagoon hoping to find a torso or other body parts.

Now the search is expanding to Humboldt Park and Columbus Park.

Police say it makes sense to look in the lagoons there as well.

The Cook County Medical Examiner has determined the child was likely African-American between 2 to 4 years old. The remains had been in the water for 1 to 2 weeks.

Police released a sketch of the child with the hope someone will call with information.

This gruesome discovery has touched a nerve here in Garfield Park. Residents are still shocked.

The recovered body parts were decomposed, but the medical examiner is testing DNA samples and they're checking dental records.