Child Buried In DuPage County Finally Identified
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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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