Search, vigil for missing Rockford toddler takes on renewed purpose

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ROCKFORD, Ill. -- More than two weeks since he was officially reported missing, the search for 2-year-old Kyrian Knox has taken on renewed purpose.

Looking to a higher power, his family boarded a bus in Chicago, headed for Rockford -- the last place Kyrian was last seen.

The vigil and search for a little boy whose disappearance still has so many more questions yet to be answered.

His mother Lanisha Saturday explained that her son was staying with a friend’s family in Rockford while she trained at a new job in Iowa and got settled into a new home in mid-August.

Rockford police began an investigation; the FBI is also part of it, along with Chicago Police, as DNA evidence is now being tested for a possible connection between Kyrian's disappearance and the discovery Labor Day weekend in a Garfield Park lagoon: several body parts of an African-American toddler.

For the family, it’s a search with few leads, waiting for any information, either from someone who’s spotted the boy, or from the FBI conducting the DNA analysis.

For the family, it’s the wait which is hard to bear.