For nearly a month, the face of this little girl has dominated social media. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she end up wrapped in a trash bag, on the shore of Deer Island? As of Wednesday, authorities have a DNA profile for her, but have not been able to match it to any children that are currently known to be missing, though many people thought right away she could be Aliayah Lunsford, Kate Phillips, or Ayla Reynolds. How has no one come forward to claim this girl?
Baby Doe’s body was found June 25th, by a woman walking her dog along the shore of Deer Island. Investigators have stated that she had only been there a short time and it looked as though she had been placed there, rather than having washed up. It is also believed that the little girl likely lived in the area and was “expedient” for the person who disposed of her. Her cause of death has not yet been determined, but her remains showed no signs of obvious trauma and an autopsy concluded that she hadn’t ingested bleach or drain cleaner, though she may have been accidentally poisoned.
She is believed to be Caucasian or Hispanic, about 4 years old, 3 1/2 feet tall, and weighing around 30 pounds, which is normal for a child of that age. She had pierced ears, and was found wearing Circo brand white leggings with black polka dots, size 4T, wrapped in a Cannon brand black and white zebra-print blanket.
Someone, somewhere, has to know the identity of Baby Doe. Fear is the only thing keeping this person or persons from coming forward. It’s really a shame that no one has stepped up to claim her in nearly a month. If you have any information regarding Baby Doe, pleas call Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121 (24-hour number), the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817, Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806, or your local police department. Hopefully, she will get the dignity she is due.