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Who is the dismembered baby? Police release sketch after toddler’s body parts found

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Remains of the child, believed to be an African American boy aged two or three years old, were found in a park in Chicago

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A police sketch has been released in a bid to identify a toddler whose body parts were found scattered in a park.

The child is believed to be African American and around two or three years old.

Remains, including a foot, 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.

A torso has not been recovered, but the child’s foot and additional remains have been, police said.

CNN reported that the toddler’s hands, feet and head were recovered.

The news channel added that the child with curly black hair was dismembered and body parts were put in plastic bags, which were weighted down and put in a lagoon at the park.

“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 scouring the park, draining a lagoon and looking for leads, McCarthy said.

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.

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