Text, phone tip lines set up for Deer Island baby doe girl case

credit: Mass. State Police

BOSTON (WPRI) — Anyone who may know anything about the little girl whose body was found on a Boston Harbor beach three weeks ago now has two more ways to share their information with authorities.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts State Police and Winthrop Police Wednesday announced the creation of a Text-a-Tip number and a phone tip line for the case.

The Text-A-Tip number is 67283. To send investigators information, text the keyword GIRL followed by your tip to the number 67283 . The tip will be relayed to the Massachusetts State Police anonymously.  For those who which to call, a case hotline has been set up. Callers can dial (617) 396-5655 to leave a tip on a dedicated phone line.

This computer-generated image depicts what a child whose body was found on Deer Island June 25, 2015 may have looked like in life.
This computer-generated image depicts what a child whose body was found on Deer Island June 25, 2015 may have looked like in life.

A woman walking her dog on Deer Island found the little girl’s remains in a trash bag on June 25.

The girl is thought to be around 4 years old. She has long, brown hair, chubby cheeks and brown eyes.

Police said the girl was also wearing tiny earrings and white leggings with black polka dots. A zebra-print blanket was also found inside the bag with her remains.

State police said they need help to identify the child and see justice on her behalf. They are urging anyone with information, however inconsequential is may seem, to text or call the hotline.

According to a Tweet from state police, the girl will be buried as anonymous if no one comes forward.

“Based on what we believe her age to be, this little girl should be enjoying the innocent childhood pursuits of summer, and, in a few weeks, perhaps, preparing to start school – perhaps the first day of school ever in her life,” Colonel Richard D. McKeon said. “Instead, she lies unnamed in the Medical Examiner’s office. Someone knows her. To that person, we know that for whatever reason, you have not come forward yet. But surely you know the right thing to do. Examine your conscience, and look into your heart, and do the right thing for this little child. Call us or text us so that we may speak for her.”

District Attorney Daniel F. Conley stressed that the new, consolidated tip lines are 100% anonymous.

“It might be a relative.  It might be a family friend who, for whatever reason, is afraid to step forward or contact authorities. I want to put those fears to rest right now.  The anonymous text line can’t be used to identify you,” Conley said. “And if for some other reason you’re afraid or reluctant to come forward, there’s a wide variety of programs, services, and protections for people who cooperate with law enforcement.  We can help.  All we want to do right now is identify this child, and someone out there can do it with one phone call or text message.”

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