SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - It has been 10 months since then 2-year-old Malik Drummond disappeared from his Searcy home, and investigators from Chicago contacted Searcy police over the weekend regarding the discovery of toddler remains.
The remains of a toddler turned up in a small lagoon in Chicago last week. The remains are described by officials as those from an African American or mixed-race toddler.
Chicago police notified departments nationwide with open missing person cases. They have reportedly spoken with at least two agencies. They notified detectives working Malik's case here in Arkansas on Friday.
Despite the new developments, Searcy police stated on Sunday, September 13 that they do not think the two cases are related.