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Child found in IL garage may have been killed in 2013

Remains of child found in Illinois garage may have been there for years National News
Stacy Diaz | 08 June, 2017, 01:10

A Las Vegas woman told investigators Tuesday that her dead child had been in a southern IL home for two years, and authorities later found human remains in the vacant house, according to authorities.

St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. says Centreville police found the body of what turned out to be a 7-year-old in the garage.

The "baby" turned out to be the body of a 7-year-old child in a detached garage. Investigators said the body of the child found in the garage was so badly decomposed, they could not immediately determine whether the victim was a boy or a girl.

After Metro Police had reached out to officers in the area, they searched the home, and the child's body was found.

The tale of the child's murder, the mother's torment and the virtual imprisonment of two older children at the family's home in Las Vegas unfolded after the woman sought refuge from her husband at a women's shelter, Las Vegas police said.

Las Vegas Police told The Post Dispatch the tip about the child's body came from an unrelated investigation there. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he expected to file charges of felony sex trafficking and living off the earnings of a prostitute Wednesday against Quate.

Officers found the small body wrapped in two blankets.

The Belleville Police Department has been working with the Centreville Police Department, Illinois State Police and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department during the initial stages of the investigation.

A man was arrested on sex trafficking charges after his wife told Las Vegas police she had been sex trafficked for two years.

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The children exhibited signs of abuse and neglect and were taken into protective custody. Dye says a forensic anthropologist will try to determine the child's gender, and police are trying to determine how the child died.

Las Vegas, NV (KTRS) Police made a grisly discovery at a home in Centreville Tuesday morning after receiving a ti.

The Post Dispatch reports the vacant home is located on Russell Avenue and Kathryn Street.

A piece of yellow crime scene tape hung from the garage door Tuesday.

Property records show the home was last sold for $25,500 in 2005.

Spencer, the Las Vegas police lieutenant, said the details of the case were jarring even for a longtime veteran like himself.