Police in Boston, Massachusetts, reached out to the public to help identify a little girl whose remains washed ashore along a peninsula in the Boston Harbor last week.
Massachusetts State Police recently took to Facebook to ask people for help identifying the girl, whose body was found wrapped in a zebra-striped blanket inside of a trash bag on June 25th.
“Please look around July 4th gatherings — block parties, cookouts, town fireworks displays — and consider whether a child whom you would have expected to see there is now not present,” the post read.
The body was discovered a short distance from Logan Airport, on the shores of Deer Island. “Since that time, state and local police have been trying to identify her through missing persons reports and appeals to the public,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. “Those efforts have not yet been successful.”
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children subsequently released a computer-generated image of what they believe the girl “may have looked like in life.”
The girl, according to authorities, was about three and a half feet tall, had brown eyes and brown hair, weighed roughly 30 pounds and was estimated to be about 4 years old. Her body showed no signs of trauma, and police believe that hadn’t been on the shore for long when she was discovered.
“We are extremely grateful for the many tips we have received, and we ask the public to keep sharing this little girl’s photo and information so that we may continue to receive and follow up on leads,” the State Police wrote on its Facebook page following the release of the image.
Commenters initially speculated that the identity of the girl was missing West Virginia toddler Aliayah Lunsford, who disappeared in 2011, though officers said they were “confident” that it was not.
“Thank you again and continue to send us your tips,” the department wrote.
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