Although Boston cops have nicknamed her the "baby doe" toddler, Boston police are uncertain where the 4-year-old dead girl came from and are appealing to the public. Unfortunately, some experts do not believe the death was an accident, with some saying it is very likely the so-called "baby doe" toddler was "probably killed by a family member." The Boston Police Department have also received many tips asking them to consider whether "baby doe" is missing West Virginia girl Aliayah Lunsford.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, when speaking about the "baby doe" toddler, Boston authorities have not released a motive or a cause of death yet, but Northeastern University Criminologist Jack Levin believes the murderer may have been a family member.
"The chances are really low that she was killed by a stranger or by some neighbor. Chances are this was an intimate murder," he said.
Boston police reports note that the little girl was found on June 25, 2015, in a trash bag when she washed ashore only to be discovered by a person their dog at Deer Island. Officials believe the dead girl had been in the water for a very short time period, and they state there were no visible signs of trauma. She was wrapped up in a zebra striped fleece blanket, which may have been special to the child.
Due to evidence like this, Levin blames someone close to the child.
"Well the truth is, parents are responsible for more than half of all the murders of children. And when it comes to children under five, that figure is 70 percent. I think it's a very interesting idea that this little girl had been cared for. There were at least mixed feelings on the part of the killer," he said. "There seems to be some kind of feeling for this little girl, and that also indicates, she was probably killed by a family member."
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released a computer-generated image of "what the child may have looked like in life," and it has already been viewed by many millions of Americans.
"Who she is and where she's from remain a mystery to us," said Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley, according to KSL. "Since that time, state and local police have been trying to identify her through missing persons reports and appeals to the public. Those efforts have not yet been successful."
The Massachusetts State Police noted on their Facebook page that they are thankful for the many tips they have received from the public. Many people have suggested the "baby doe" toddler may be the missing girl from West Virginia, Aliayah Lunsford, who disappeared in 2011, but police do not believe this is the case.
"Many commenters have mentioned Aliayah Lunsford, the missing West Virginia girl," state police said on Facebook. "Please note that we have explored that lead and are confident that our little girl is not Aliayah. Thank you again and continue to send us your tips."
If you know anything about the "baby doe" toddler, Boston authorities are asking the public to report any information to the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.
[Image via the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children]