Charges Filed in toddler found in Lagoon

Photo from The Chicago Tribune

Photo from The Chicago Tribune

Investigators have confirmed that a man has been charged with the murder of a 2- year old boy who was found in Garfield Park Lagoon on Chicago’s West Side.

Chicago Police Cmdr. Kevin Duffin said Kyrian Knox was temporarily left in the care of Kamel Harris, 41 while his mother moved to Iowa for a new job when he died.

Investigators claimed, “The baby ingested some milk. The baby was lactose intolerant. He kept crying all afternoon and he just snapped and couldn't deal with it anymore," said  Investigators found Kyrian's dismembered body over Labor Day weekend last year.

While the case is connected to Rockford, Harris is charged with first degree murder in Chicago because most of the evidence was discovered by CPD investigators. After the evidence was collected it was not hard to locate Harris as he was in jail on unrelated charges.

Kyrian's released a statement after finding out about the charges. “Angry and happy at the same time is what I got from our conversation. They've just been waiting for him to be charged. They've been waiting for charges to come down," said Dawn Valenti, a spokesperson for the family.