Friday, September 11, 2015
NEWS: POLICE RELEASE SKETCH OF TODDLER FOUND IN GARFIELD PARK LAGOON
The Chicago police released a sketch Thursday of a toddler whose dismembered remains were found in a park lagoon and appealed for information that could help identify the child and solve the "heinous, senseless" crime. The drawing showed an African American child between the ages of 2 and 3 with large wide eyes and a chubby face. "We still don't know what happened," Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters. "We're going to need help from the public. And people should be outraged." Detectives are hoping someone will recognize the child based on the drawing. Even before its release, about 150 calls with possible tips came in for police detectives. The child's remains were discovered over the weekend in the Garfield Park lagoon after someone reported seeing a foot floating in the water. Further searches of the murky water turned up the child's head, hands and other foot. Authorities are draining the lagoon to aid the search for the rest of the body and more evidence.