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Head of dismembered toddler found in Chicago park

Published 08/09/2015

Chicago police investigators collect evidence while searching in Garfield Park (AP)
Chicago police investigators collect evidence while searching in Garfield Park (AP)

Chicago police have found the head of a dismembered toddler in the city park lagoon where other body parts were found earlier.

A brief statement from the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said the head appears to be from an African-American child of between two and three years old. It is not clear if the child was a boy or a girl.

Investigators began searching the lagoon in Garfield Park on Saturday after someone reported seeing what turned out to be a left foot floating in the water.

Officers later found a decomposed right foot and hand about 25 yards away.

Searches continued over Sunday and Monday.

The medical examiner said the cause of death is still to be determined, but it is understood the head and other body parts had undergone some decomposition.

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