Sunday 17 December 2017

Boston Police solve case of 'Baby Doe' - young girl found dead in rubbish bag

'Baby Doe' - computer generated image of young girl found dead in park
'Baby Doe' - computer generated image of young girl found dead in park
Computer-generated composite image depicting the possible likeness of a young girl, whose body was found on the shore of Deer Island in Boston Harbor on June 25, inside a bag that also contained a black and white zebra-print blanket. (Suffolk County District Attorney via AP)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Boston Police claim they have solved the mystery of 'Baby Doe' - a young girl who was found dead inside a rubbish bag in Massachusetts in June.

A man has been charged in connection with her murder after police received a tip that led them to a house in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

The young girl was found dead on Deer Island and was nicknamed 'Baby Doe' as she remained unidentified.

Police commissioned a computer-generated image of the girl to help identify her and the picture was shared millions of times online.

Detectives appealed to the public for information on the young child throughout the summer months.

The girl has been identified Bella Bond, police have confirmed.

Massachusetts police release computer-generated image of young girl and a picture of the blanket and leggings found in the bag
Massachusetts police release computer-generated image of young girl and a picture of the blanket and leggings found in the bag

It is understood she was four years of age.

Authorities report a man named Michael McCarthy (35) to have been arrested and charged with Bella's murder.

The girl's mother, Rachelle Bond (40) has been charged as an accessory to murder.

McCarthy's relationship to Bella is not clear. The identity of Bella's father has not been released, but he has not been accused of wrongdoing.

"We're trying to put all these pieces together," Massachusetts State Police spokesman Dave Procopio previously told ABC News.

"Trying to get a picture of her life ... and by learning about how she lived, hopefully we'll be able to focus our efforts to identify her on specific areas, and learn the circumstances of how she died."

Massachusetts State Police executed a search warrant late Thursday night at an address connected to Bond.

Boston Police said today they received a tip that led authorities to the house in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Authorities have spoken to members of the girl's family and they said the investigation is 'still very active'.

It is still not clear how the young girl died.

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