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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 —A child found Tuesday evening near a Forest Preserve area in Prospect Heights has been identified, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

A 3-year old girl, whose first name is Aliya, was found by a passerby about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday near Milwaukee Avenue and Palatine Road.

She was positively identified by family late Tuesday night.

The Sheriff’s Police detectives and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) are conducting investigations. DCFS has placed the child with a family member.
These investigations are ongoing.

Sheriff Dart would like to thank the media for their attention to this case. The media coverage brought in tips that led to the child’s eventual identification.


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