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Remains of a young girl were found on Deer Island last week in an industrial trash bag with a blanket, but the autopsy does not suggest a cause of death, said Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.
Investigators have not been able to identify her yet.
A computer-generated composite image of the girl—dubbed “Baby Doe” –was created by the national Center for Missing and Exploited Children, reports FOX News.
“The image we have here today is an artist’s rendering of what she might have looked at,” Conley said. “As you can see, she would have been a beautiful child and deserves a dignified burial with her name attached.”
According to police, the girl is estimated to have been around 4-year-old. She had brown hair, brown eyes and was approximately three feet tall and weighed about 30 lbs.
A woman walking her dog found her remains at about 1 p.m. on Thursday, reports METRO.
While there have been no charges in connection with the body, Conley said the manner in which the body was discarded suggests foul play.
“As for the bag, she could have gotten caught in it in the currents or she could have been placed in it,” Conley said. “We don’t think she was in the place she was found for that long.”
The young girl was wearing white and black polka dot leggings and had a zebra-style blanket with her.
“Our goal is to spread these images as far and wide as we can,” Conley said. “We’re looking for daycare provider, preschool teacher, physician, clerk, parents from park. No bit of information is too small.”
The State Police said that folks attending Fourth of July parties should keep an extra eye out for parents who don’t have their child on hand.
Officials are concerned with finding her caretakers who may have other children in their care.
“This child came to sudden and unnatural death,” Massachusetts State Police Major Hughes said. “We need to get to the bottom of this. We need to find parents or caretakers to see if other children are in the home that might need our protection. We won’t rest until this is solved.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.