What are believed to be the remains of Angel Hart, a child killed eight years ago by her mother's boyfriend, were determined to be those of a Caucasian child about Angel's age — 5 years old, a forensic anthropologist concluded Friday.
The forensic anthropologist made the determination after conducting an examination of the remains, county Coroner Investigator Gary Hayes said Friday.
The results match information local authorities have regarding Angel Hart, Hayes said, although the child's gender was indeterminate due to age.
Gary Christian of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1993 death of Angel, his girlfriend's daughter, and is serving a life sentence in a Missouri state prison.
Angel, also of Kansas City, was drowned in a tub of water by Christian, her mother's boyfriend, before being encased in concrete.