DNA analysis needed to identify child's body found in Des Plaines River this week
MAYWOOD – The identity of a child found in the Des Plaines River earlier this week near Riverside has not yet been determined.
Mary Paleologos, public information officer for the Cook County Bureau of Administration, said the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office took a DNA sample from the body and gave it to investigators with the Maywood Police Department. An autopsy was performed on the body, but the manner of death is pending, Paleologos said.
The baby was found Tuesday near 31st Street and First Avenue by members of the Cook Country Sheriff's Police Department. They conducted a search for the body, which media reports indicate was discovered by a local kayaker who has been volunteering in the search effort.
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