Almost two weeks after the remains of a young girl were found along the shoreline of a Masachusetts beach, a computer-generated rendering has been shared by droves of social media users in an effort to correctly identify her.
The sweet image of “Baby Doe” has completely captured the internet. Over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, millions of people have seen and shared the photo — which illustrates what the child may have looked like before her death on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. Regardless of the picture’s massive reach online, authorities are still nowhere closer to identifying her.
“Baby Doe” is estimated to have been about 4 years old with large brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair — according to officials investigating the case. She is also believed to have weighed about 30 pounds, standing just over 3 feet tall.
The image was released one week ago by The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children. Once it was posted on the Massachusetts State Police’s official Facebook page, that’s when “Baby Doe’s” countenance spread like wildfire. “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,” they said.
Officials stated that the original post had been seen by over 50 million people and shared 675,000 times. To help their search, police also released images of the black and white, polka dot leggings she was wearing — along with the zebra-printed blanket she was holding.
All photos are on our Facebook page but for those who don’t use FB, here are the little girl’s blanket and leggings pic.twitter.com/aVBhl7nK1s
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) July 2, 2015
“I think we all know she’s a beautiful child,” Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said, making a public appeal to the girl’s parents to come forward. “We ask the parents or caregivers of this young girl to please step forward and clear your conscience.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office as they continue their search for “Baby Doe.”
UPDATE: Bella Bond has been identified.
— Evan Real