(CBS) — Police in Maywood have pulled the body of a small child from the Des Plaines River.
Police and firefighters got a tip about a boy’s body possibly in the river near 31st and First Avenue in North Riverside. Cook County Sheriff’s officers pulled the child out of the water and the body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office for identification.
“Today, through the work of a lot of people, and a volunteer in particular who was out in a kayak today, was able to come across the remains of a very young boy and we were called in and with conjunction with a lot of other departments, we made the recovery today and its very consistent with the remains of the little boy who was missing,” said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. “The formal identification will be tomorrow.”