West Side community leaders are set to hold a prayer vigil Thursday evening near the Garfield Park Lagoon, where body parts of a toddler were found over the weekend.
The vigil is being held "to honor the young life lost in this unspeakable tragedy and to pray for peace and justice," according to a news release.
Clergy as well as U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL,7), State Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris (D-Chicago), Chicago Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) and Barbara West, Chicago's 15th district police commander, are also among those planning to attend the prayer vigil, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of West End Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard.
Chicago police found a toddler's foot, hands and head over the weekend in the Garfield Park Lagoon, which is now being drained as authorities search for the child's missing remains and additional evidence.