Police: Witnesses won’t talk in dismembered toddler case

CHICAGO (AP) — Frustrated Chicago police say two witnesses aren’t cooperating with their investigation into the death of a 2-year-old northern Illinois boy whose dismembered remains were found in a Chicago lagoon.

Police said they held a news conference on Thursday morning to exert pressure on family friends 40-year-old Kamel Harris and 34-year-old Danyelle Foggs to share what they know. Police say Harris and Foggs were entrusted with Kyrian Knox’s care while the Rockford boy’s mother was moving to Iowa.

Authorities say numerous attempts to contact Harris and Foggs failed. Officials say they believe the boy went missing in mid-August but wasn’t reported missing until Sept. 17.

Kyrian’s remains were found Sept. 5 in the Garfield Park lagoon on Chicago’s West Side. The body parts were identified as the boy on Nov. 4.