The body parts of a toddler that were found in a plastic bag are believed to be that of African American toddler around two or three years old. The baby's remains that were found include a feet, the head and hands were found in a park in Chicago over the weekend.
The tot has no ear piercings, which may indicate that the child is male, but "at this point, we're not positive," Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.The innocent baby's torso has not been recovered but its body parts were put in plastic bags, which were weighted down and put in a lagoon at the park. It couldn't be ascertained immediately if the child was male or female but no piercings were found on the baby's ears.
"We don't know the events that have brought us to this point but I can tell you that we're not going to rest until we solve this particular event," McCarthy told the news conference.
"There was certainly a crime committed, maybe not a murder, but that's irrelevant at this point because we need to find out what happened."At least a portion of Garfield Park remained closed on Thursday as police continued to investigate.
Detectives, a marine unit and canine officers have been searching the park, draining a lagoon and searching for clues as to what happened to the baby and who committed the gruesome act on the baby.
Close to 150 calls with tips about the case have come in since Wednesday, police said.
The composite sketch was compiled with the help of photos from a medical examiner, X-rays and the child's remains.