A woman walking her dog stumbled across the little girl's remains

June 29, 2015 10:45 AM

Police are working to identify the body of a 4-year-old girl who was found in a plastic bag on Deer Island beach on Boston Harbor Thursday.

A woman walking her dog stumbled across the little girl’s remains, CBS News reports.

Authorities have yet to determine a cause or manner of death. A preliminary examination released Friday offered no details on what might have happened to the child.

“Pathologists will undertake additional specialized testing before attempting to make those findings,” Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley’s office said in a statement.

In the meantime, police are still trying to figure out the identity of the little girl. “Someone has to know who this child is,” Robert G. Lowery Jr., vice president of the Missing Children Division at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told The Boston Globe.

Thus far, she doesn’t match any missing persons reports. “We are still searching, but we can’t find anything,” he added.

She’s described as just over 3-ft. tall and roughly 30-lbs.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at (617) 727-8817 or Winthrop Police at (617) 539-5806.

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