The Denver coroner’s workplace on Friday formally recognized the physique of the 7-year-old discovered useless in a storage unit in December.
In a information launch, Steven Castro, spokesman for the coroner’s workplace, mentioned Caden McWilliams was positively recognized utilizing DNA evaluation.
“Post-mortem trigger and method of demise continues to be pending investigation,” he mentioned within the launch.
A number of sources with information of the investigation beforehand advised The Denver Submit that Caden was encased in concrete when he was discovered within the storage unit on Dec. 23. Denver police haven’t confirmed how Caden was discovered.
Castro advised The Denver Submit on Monday that the coroner’s workplace at the moment was nonetheless attempting to formally affirm Caden’s id two weeks after his physique was discovered. Investigators couldn’t even at the moment say whether or not the kid was male or feminine, he mentioned.
Police estimate that Caden had been useless since at the very least Could.
His mom, Elisha Pankey was charged Monday with little one abuse ensuing demise and abuse of a corpse in connection together with his demise.