Coroner: DNA confirms boy's ID in trailer park murder

June 22, 2011 4:08:42 PM PDT
The Lake county coroner says DNA evidence confirmed that a body found buried under concrete in a trailer park in Gary, Ind., is 13-year-old Christian Choate.

The boy was buried under concrete in a trailer park.

Prosecutors believe he was killed more than two years ago. They say his father, Riley Choate, and his stepmother, Kim Kubina, kept the boy in a cage and starved and beat him. They have pleaded not guilty to murder and abuse charges.

The body was found after the boy's sister alerted their biological mother, who called police.

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