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DNA tests to determine identity of infant body

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

CHICAGO – Authorities say DNA will be used to determine the identity of the decomposed remains of an infant found earlier this week in the Des Plaines River.

The body of a male infant was found Tuesday in the water near McCormick Woods in North Riverside. Authorities say the cause and manner of the victim's death haven't been determined.

The Cook County Sheriff's office said authorities were focused on the Des Plaines River since April in their search for 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter of Maywood.

Maywood police Chief Tim Curry said DNA samples have been taken from the boy's mother, Lakeshia Baker, and grandmother.

The boy's mother and her boyfriend are charged with murder in his death. The 22-year-old Baker and 21-year-old Michael Scott are being held in Cook County Jail.

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