Millions Touched by Story of Yet to be Identified Toddler found Dead in Massachusetts!
This story touched my heart and the hearts of thousands of others who have read it. A young girl whose body was found on the western shore of Deer Island, Massachusetts has been unidentified for a while. Police have been trying to identify the body but to no avail.
Associated Press (AP) reported that the mystery began on June 25, when a woman walking her dog on the western shore of Deer Island called 911 and reported finding a trash bag containing the girl’s body. The child was wearing white leggings with black polka dots. Inside the bag with her remains was a zebra-print blanket.
In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes, AP reports. The image has reached a staggering 47 million people on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach nearly two weeks ago.
Police immediately appealed to the public for help in identifying the girl. Using photos of her remains, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created a composite image of what the girl may have looked like when she was alive.
After that image and photos of the leggings and blanket were posted on the Massachusetts State Police Facebook page, investigators were astonished by the attention the posting received. As of Wednesday morning, the post had been liked by more than 50,000 people and shared more than 615,000 times.
But authorities still haven’t identified the girl.
Adding to the mystery is that investigators still haven’t been able to figure out how she died. There were no obvious signs of trauma to her body, and an autopsy performed by the state medical examiner’s office could not determine the manner or cause of her death.
She weighed 30 pounds and was about 3 1/2 feet tall. Her body was reasonably intact but had a modest amount of decomposition. Authorities won’t say how long they believe she had been dead by the time her remains were discovered.
They also don’t know if the girl lived in Massachusetts or came from another state. They will not say whether the trash bag containing her body washed up on shore or was left on the beach by someone.
So please anyone who can identify this cute looking child should come forward or call the police.
Culled from Associated Press