Kyrian Knox DNA matches Garfield Park lagoon remains, FBI says

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Kyrian Knox
Kyrian Knox
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WLS) -- The FBI says it has positively matched DNA collected from a missing Rockford boy with that of a dismembered toddler found in a Chicago lagoon in September.

Kyrian Knox, 2, was reported missing more than two months ago. His mother said he was staying with a family friend in Rockford while she moved from Iowa to Chicago.

Investigators collected DNA from the parents of missing children after discovering the head, hands and feet of a child in the Garfield Park lagoon in early September.

Chicago police said they notified Knox's family of the results Tuesday afternoon.