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Child Buried In DuPage County Finally Identified

Computer generated image of "DuPage Johnny Doe". (CBS)

Computer generated image of “DuPage Johnny Doe”. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven years after his body was found in a laundry bag in Naperville Township, a toddler has been publicly identified

His name is Atcel Olmedo.

His gravestone in Wheaton carried no name until recently.

DuPage County Coroner Pete Siekmann said the nearly 3-year-old boy was never forgotten. He said a DNA test confirmed the child’s identity.

“It a long time coming,” Siekmann said. “It’s nice the little boy has his identity back.”

The boy’s cause of death has been classified has undetermined. Police believe his step-father may be responsible for the death, the Tribune reported.

Police started focusing on him when a 14-year-old Cicero girl and five of her younger siblings were taken from their parents because of abuse allegations.

The girl asked about a missing sixth sibling and detectives made the connection.

The parents have not been found and are believed to be in Mexico.

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