The unidentified little girl was found dead on June 25
Police announced Wednesday that they are creating two new tip lines in the hopes of identifying a little girl who was found dead in a plastic bag along a shoreline near Boston last month.
Known only as “Baby Doe,” authorities have released a computer-generated image showing what the toddler, who they believe was about 4 years old at the time of her death, may have looked like when she was alive. That image has reportedly been shared more than 50 million times on Facebook pages.
And yet, police have not been able to identify the little girl whose plight has captured the hearts of so many.
“Someone knows her,” State Police Col. Richard McKeon said at a news conference Wednesday, CBS News reports.
He continued: “To that person, we know that for whatever reason you have not come forward yet. But surely you know the right thing to do. Examine your conscious, look into your heart and do the right thing for this little girl.”
“Who she is and how she died remains a mystery,” added District Attorney Daniel F. Conley. “We know we are one tip away from solving this mystery.”
Investigators reassured anyone who might be considering stepping forward that they will not be able to trace a phone number used to make a call to the tip lines.
“This little girl should be enjoying the innocent childhood pursuits of summer and in a few weeks, perhaps preparing to start school, perhaps the first day of school ever in her life,” McKeon said. “Instead, she lies unidentified in the medical examiner’s office.”
No cause of death has been determined as of yet. Authorities said that toxicology tests have been completed, but it could be months before the results are in.
Anyone with information on the child’s identity is asked to text the word “GIRL,” followed by the tip, to 67283. In addition, tips can anonymously be called into a 24-hour tip line at (617)-396-5655.
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