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Chicago PD look into missing Searcy toddler case after finding remains
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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.

We have been in contact with Chicago PD Detectives. After speaking with them, there does not appear to be any relation to our case involving Malik Drummond. I can not go into details as to why, because this is another agency's case.

Tanya Drummond, Malik's mother, feared the worst on Sunday morning. ""I was on the phone crying with them, like I was hysterical," said Drummond.

The loss of missing one of her twins has Drummond losing sleep at night. "A part of me has been torn away from me, like I just lost a whole section of me," said Drummond. "I feel empty, like I felt alone."

The thought of possibly losing her child has Drummond looking to Malik's twin sister for strength. She says after 10 months of searching for her son, she is starting to lose hope. "I'm starting to give up faith, like I'm really starting to give up."

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Officers with the Searcy Police Department are still actively following leads, so if anyone has any information regarding the disappearance of Malik Drummond contact them at (501) 268-3531.

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