GARFIELD PARK — Chicago police have identified a person investigators believe may know something about the body of the child found in a lagoon in Garfield Park.
Police earlier this month identified the remains, discovered in September, were that of 2-year-old Kyrian Knox of Rockford.
Anthony Guglielmi, director of communications and news fffairs for the Chicago Police Department, would only say that the "person of interest" was a man.
Kyrian had been missing from his home in suburban Rockford since Aug. 20, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
His mother said he was staying with a family friend in Rockford while she moved from Iowa to Chicago.
Investigators collected DNA samples of the dismembered head, hands and feet found in Garfield Park Lagoon Sept. 5.
The mother of the child, Lanisha Knox, told reporters in Rockford that she dropped her son off with a friend's father sometime in mid-August. That man took the child to Chicago with his girlfriend about a week before the boy's body was discovered in the lagoon.
The man told the Rockford Register News that someone else had picked the boy up from his home but that he had talked to the mother before releasing the child. The interview with the man was conducted while he was jailed on an unrelated burglary charge.
Lanisha Knox used to live near the pond where the boy was found, WREX-TV reported.
Investigative update - detectives have identified a person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of Kyrian Knox.— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) November 11, 2015
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