This is the image of Baby Doe that was viewed by 50 million people, moved communities yet has failed to bring the girl’s name to light.
Tuesday, the image, created by forensic artist Christi Andrew counted already 45.5 million views. But no family and no name surfaced for Baby Doe who was found on the coastline of Boston harbor, decomposed and wrapped in a trash bag.
It has been two weeks since Baby Doe’s remains were found on the shoreline of Deer Island, and the investigation into the cause of death is still ongoing. The remains of the girl showed no sign of abuse or trauma, nor a specific cause of death.
Dan Conley, the district attorney of Suffolk County declared for the CNN:
“She was discarded by someone, and the indignity of it has really struck a chord with all Bostonians and all New Englanders”.
Communities have been touched indeed by the mysterious case of Baby Doe, with some people emotionally reacting to the girl’s death. Authorities still looking for a name or a cause or any information on Baby Doe launched an appeal:
“We ask the parents or caregivers of this young girl to please step forward and clear your conscience”.
The only information on Baby Doe is that revealed by her remains and the portrait that has now become known to 50 million people. The brown-eyed four-year old had curly brown hair about shoulder length and would have weighed approximately 30 pounds with 3.5 feet in height according to the Massachusetts State Police.
At the time of death, Baby Doe was wearing polka-dot leggings. In the trash bag, a blanket was also found, designed with a black and white animal print pattern. As the Massachusetts State Police keeps receiving leads and hints, they are being followed in the hopes that more information on Baby Doe will surface.
However, so far it is unclear when did Baby Doe die, how or why, if she ingested drugs or poison before or how did she end up on the shore of Deer Island, close to Boston Harbor.
The information gathered so far does not fit any missing person report, which lead the Massachusetts State Police and communities alike to ask how is it possible that nobody is missing a four-year old girl.
Investigations continue, and the Massachusetts State Police are grateful for the increasing number of views the composite image of Baby Doe is gathering, as well as for any leads that could help in solving the mystery and burial of Baby Doe’s remains.
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