by Robert A. Waters
On June 25, a woman walking her dog on Deer Island, Massachusetts stumbled upon a gruesome sight: a trash bag containing the body of a young girl. A zebra-print blanket and polka dot leggings were also in the bag.
Deer Island is actually a peninsula that extends into Boston Harbor. A water treatment plant makes up two-thirds of the island—the rest is set aside for walking, jogging, picnicking and other outdoor activities.
How did this child end up on Deer Island in a trash bag? After two weeks, why hasn’t someone recognized her? How did she die?
Millions of people have viewed the child’s photograph. Yet, she is still unidentified.
Massachusetts State Police reported that “the little girl was about 4 years old. She had brown eyes and long brown hair and appeared to be white or Hispanic, authorities said. She weighed about 30 pounds and was about 3.5 feet tall.”
If you have information about this case, please call Massachusetts State Police at (508) 820-2121, the Suffolk County, Massachusetts; State Police at (617) 727-8817; or Winthrop, Massachusetts Police at (617) 539-5806.