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KYRIAN KNOX: Illinois vs. Kamel Harris for murder and dismemberment of 2-year-old *NOT GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    I know mom only had a phone of her own, somewhat sporadically.....but Shakela's always had her phone consistently..and Lanisha was able to use it......so both girls as well as any phone used from Kamel and Danyelle's home police should be able to subpoena the phone records for all involved.
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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    The Cook County medical examiner's office officially ruled Friday that the toddler found dismembered in Garfield Park Lagoon over Labor Day weekend died in a homicide.

    In early November, Chicago police said they had received DNA analysis matching the remains to Kyrian Knox, 2, who was reported missing from Rockford in mid-September. A spokeswoman said in a release that the medical examiner's office has not yet "officially" identified the remains, and the office was waiting for the DNA analysis report to make an identification.

    Although the medical examiner's office ruled Kyrian's manner of death was homicide, the office did not determine a cause of death in the case, according to the release.

    Kyrian was believed to be in the care of a family friend before he was reported missing, according to Rockford police. Officials said the child could have been missing since August.
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Medical Examiner receives scientific proof Kyrian Knox's remains were in lagoon

    The Cook County Medical Examiner has confirmed that the toddler remains found in the Chicago Lagoon in September are those of Kyrian Knox.

    That's the first time the Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the information. Up until this point, the media was told by Chicago Police that the FBI laboratory confirmed it to them.


    Cook County medical examiner confirms body remains belong to missing Rockford toddler

    Chicago police received verbal confirmation Nov. 4 from FBI authorities stating DNA taken from Kyrian's mother, Lanisha Knox, matched the DNA from the recovered remains. However, it wasn't until today that the medical examiner received final reports from the FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, scientifically linking the recovered body parts to those of the missing toddler.

    On Nov. 11, Chicago police revealed they had identified a person of interest who had a "presence in Rockford" and was known to the Knox family, but authorities declined to give specifics.

    On Dec. 4, the Chicago Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of death as homicide by unspecified means.

    No arrest has been made.


  4. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    This poor child....I still can't believe this happened to him..... no more! Too many lil ones being butchered for nothing
  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    He was so adorable in that pic. Playing with his toys. He should be excited about Santa right now. :tears:
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Still No Answers in Murder of Kyrian Knox; Family Urges Public to Let Police Do Their Job
    Many following case frustrated by lack of updates

    Knox's grandmother, Cameshia Harris, told Eyewitness News that she wants people to stop bothering police and to let them do their jobs. She says people are making demands and it's hindering their ability to do their job. "I'd rather the detectives work the case and get whatever they feel is adequate evdience," Harris said in a phone interview.

    It's now been three months since we've heard any updates on the case of Kyrian Knox--the toddler last seen in Rockford, whose dismembered body was found more than a hundred miles away in a Chicago lagoon.

    Many are frustrated by the lack of answers in this case.

    One of the people whom police want to speak to, Kamel Harris, has eluded authorities.

    This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago’s Area North Detectives at 312-744-8266.

  8. Advocate

    Advocate Ask me how to get your loved one in NamUs

    I really hope LE has cell information from all of the people involved; Kamel Harris, his GF, Knox's mom and her friend (Kamel's daughter). I do wonder if whoever supposedly went to pick him up is a true story or not
  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Rockford man, believed to be one of the last to see toddler Kyrian Knox alive, back in jail on battery charges

    A man who police believe was one of the last people to see 2-year-old Kyrian Knox alive is back in the Winnebago County Jail.

    According to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department website, Kamel Harris, 41, was booked into the jail just before 6:30 p.m. today on charges of aggravated battery against a government employee.

    Harris and his girlfriend Danielle Foggs are considered uncooperative witnesses in the disappearance and death of Kyrian, whose body was found dismembered last September in the Garfield Park Lagoon in Chicago.

    The Chicago Police Department is investigating Kyrian Knox's death as a homicide. No arrests have been made.

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman in Kyrian Knox case in Winnebago County Jail regarding 'disappearance' of infant

    A Rockford woman who police say was one of the last people to see toddler Kyrian Knox alive is in jail because she allegedly gave false information to police in another case: the "disappearance" of her infant daughter.

    Danyelle Foggs, 35, was booked into the Winnebago County Jail on Tuesday. She allegedly "knowingly" gave false information on June 25 to the Rockford Police Department after she was told there is an "active juvenile custody warrant" for the child, born May 10. That's according to a criminal complaint on obstruction of justice charges filed in 17th Judicial Circuit Court that refers to the "disappearance of K.O.H." The complaint uses initials for the child because of her age.

    The child's last name is Harris, according to a probable cause statement Rockford police filed on June 18 with the court. It is the same last name as Kamel Harris, who is being held in Winnebago County Jail after he allegedly pushed a Department of Children and Family Services employee on June 17. The employee was investigating Foggs and Harris, 41, with regard to the infant.

    Foggs was Harris' girlfriend when they were caring for Knox, 2, in Rockford shortly before the toddler's dismembered body was found in a lagoon in Chicago in September. Chicago Police Department has considered Foggs and Harris uncooperative witnesses in the Knox investigation.

  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Chicago Police: Man at center of Kyrian Knox case 'refuses to cooperate'

    A man who is a person of interest in the disappearance of a little boy from Rockford appeared in court Wednesday on an unrelated charge.

    Kamel Harris was arrested in June for aggravated battery against a DCFS worker. Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to that charge.

    He's in custody at the Winnebago County jail with a bond set at $65,000.

    Chicago Police said they've pleaded with Harris to talk to their detectives about Kyrian, but he refuses to cooperate even now while he's in jail.

    "He's the person we're most interested in speaking to," said Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

    Guglielmi said Harris is still considered a person of interest in the case. "He's not taking any questions and not meeting with us. We're pleading with him to talk, but he has the right to representation. The investigation is ongoing and hinges on his additional information."

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  12. Takeitfromme

    Takeitfromme Professional Journalist/News Reporter

    He certainly is a real POS for not cooperating in this investigation. Makes him look very guilty IMO
  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Foggs Arraigned in Baby's Disappearance Case

    The woman police say was one of the last people to see Kyrian Knox is arraigned in court.

    Danyelle Foggs is now being held on a $1,500 bond for charges related to her own child. The criminal complaint alleges she gave false addresses for locations of her baby during an investigation into the baby's disappearance. The child was eventually found safe and placed in DCFS custody.

    Foggs pleaded not guilty.

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  14. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Boy found in lagoon was killed because he cried from milk allergy pain: Cops


    Kamel Harris, 41, of Rockford, was charged Nov. 15, 2016, with first-degree murder, felony concealment of a homicidal death and felony dismemberment of a human body in the death of Kyrian Knox, age 2. Kyrian’s dismembered body was found in Garfield Park Lagoon on Labor Day Weekend of 2015. (Rockford Police/Chicago Police Department)


  15. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    That poor boy. :(

    So glad there has FINALLY been an arrest!!!
  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Man accused in gruesome killing of toddler back in court

    The man accused of killing a little boy in Rockford and then dumping his body in a Chicago lagoon is back in court.

    Kamel Harris had a status hearing. He’s charged with killing 2-year-old Kyrian Knox who he was supposed to be watching while the boy’s mother was out of town.

    Chicago Police described Harris as a barbaric monster.

    Harris is in jail without bond. He’ll be back in court on December 13.

  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Woman linked to Kyrian Knox case found not guilty of obstruction

    A woman accused of providing false information to authorities as they investigated the gruesome slaying of a toddler was found not guilty of obstructing justice.

    Judge John Lowry ruled today that prosecutors had not proven that Danyelle Foggs, 36, of Rockford, had knowingly provided false information or intended to obstruct a criminal investigation.

  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Family Outraged At Possible Change In Charges For Man Accused Of Killing, Dismembering Toddler

    The family of a two-year-old boy who was killed and dismembered in 2015 says they have been told the charges against the man accused of the murder might be reduced.

    The family of Kyrian Knox says they were contacted by the state’s attorney’s office ahead of a court proceeding Wednesday to be notified the charges could be reduced.

    Kyrian was killed in Rockford, dismembered and found in a Chicago lagoon in 2015. The Rockford boy’s severed head, hands, and feet were found in the Garfield Park lagoon on Labor Day weekend, but the body parts were not identified until two months later, after a DNA match was made.

    Kyrian’s great grandmother Faye Harris keeps the toddler’s remains in a pendant in a necklace.

    “I carry him around my neck,” she said. “This is Kyrian. He brought him to the city from Rockford and he chopped him up. He cut him up.”

    Kamel Harris, who was watching the boy at the time, is accused of the murder.

    The state’s attorney’s office declined to comment on the case altogether. Harris will make his next court appearance next week.

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  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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