SAD: Family members tell the Chicago Tribune that the body of a child found in Riverdale is that of missing toddler Amierah Roberson. The one-year-old girl was reported missing after her mother went to pick her up on Sunday from South Rhodes and was told her daughter was gone.
Chicago police have upgraded the missing person report to a death investigation, police spokeswoman Officer Janel Sedevic told the Chicago Tribune.
The child’s mother said she left her daughter in the care of her boyfriend, James Harris.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not identify the child as Amierah Roberson, but said an autopsy found the cause of death was subdural hematoma and closed head injuries due to an assault. The death was ruled a homicide.