So awful. The mother of precious Bella Bond aka ‘Baby Doe’ has been arrested. A new report states Rachelle Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, were arrested on Sept. 18 in connection of the death of 3-year-old Bella. Even worse, he’s been charged with murder!
Rachelle Bond, 40, and her boyfriend Michael McCarthy, have reportedly been arrested on Sept. 18. Authorities spent the morning questioning the pair about the tragic death of 3-year-old Bella Bond. Their investigation led to Michael being charged with the murder of Bella.
Bella’s mother and her boyfriend, Michael, who is not Bella’s biological father, were arrested Friday, a law enforcement official told CNN. Michael is reportedly in custody at a Boston-area hospital. He is facing a murder charge while Rachelle has been charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder. They are expected to be arraigned Sept. 21.
District Attorney Daniel Conley revealed that her life ended “by violence in the place she should have felt safest: in her home. We have a very good idea of what happened to her based on evidence,” he said of the case. “We have powerful evidence has provided us a manner of death that we will be able to prove in court.”
The police reportedly acted on a tip from a family member of Bella, according to The Daily Beast. The outlet also adds that the family member noticed Bella was missing and that her mother had been saying that the toddler had been taken away by social services.
A neighbor, Siomy Torres, told the Boston Globe that “the woman’s most recent boyfriend had arrived at around the same time the child disappeared.”
“Baby Doe” was identified as Bella Bond, and more information started pouring out about her identity. Rachelle’s Facebook shows precious pictures of the toddler and multiple videos. In June, Bella was found in a trash bag by a woman walking her dog on Deer Island. She was found wearing polka dot leggings, along with a zebra print fleece blanket.
— Brittany King