Cleveland police today released forensic sketches of a child in the hopes the public can help identify the boy, believed to be about 4 years old, whose bones were found in a bag in the lot of an abandoned house on Longmead Ave. on the west side on September 20.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said the boy had probably been dead for several months before his remains were found. Authorities have already run DNA through a nationwide database and compared the child's attributes to a list of reported missing children, but found no matches.
The bag of remains was discovered by a man who was pruning shrubs; investigators initially thought they might be connected to the death of Daniel Slone, who was killed and dismembered by Hector Diaz. Diaz disposed of part of Slone's body in a Lorain area dumpster and later killed himself after being surrounded by a SWAT team. That didn't turn out to be the case.
Anyone with information can contact Cleveland police at 216-623-5464.