Boy's body pulled from Des Plaines River

2013-05-14T21:20:00Z 2013-05-14T23:30:05Z Boy's body pulled from Des Plaines RiverThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 14, 2013 9:20 pm  • 

NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. | Police in suburban Chicago say they've found a young boy's body in the Des Plaines River.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the boy was found in the water near McCormick Woods in North Riverside. The sheriff's office says the Cook County medical examiner plans a Wednesday autopsy to identify the boy and determine a cause of death. Sheriff's officials say a kayaker spotted the body Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff's office said in a news release that authorities have been focused on the Des Plaines River since April in their search for 1-year-old Bryeon Hunter of Maywood.

The boy's mother and her boyfriend are charged with murder in his death.

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