More Cases: Can You Give Back Names To Any Of These Unidentified Baby Girls?

While the last article about this subject only listed four baby girls without names, there’s far more than that out there. Below are four more cases of baby girls without names. Please take a good look at them and see if you can bring a baby girl’s name back and give her family closure.

On December 4, 1986 in Washington Township, New Jersey, the body of an unidentified newborn baby girl was found in a gray plastic bag wrapped in a beach towel in a trash dumpster behind a pizzeria. She had been born that day and had been suffocated. She was dark-haired and brown-eyed. Her mother would have been showing her pregnancy around this time. A printable poster about this baby girl’s case is here. If this girl sounds familiar to you, contact the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office at 912-283-3030 about case number U-100869925/I86-398.

The skull of an unidentified baby girl was found by hunters in the woods behind a rest area along Interstate 95 in Northampton County, North Carolina. She was a black or biracial female, 4- to 7-years-old. She had a traumatic injury to the face some time before her death, had two fillings in her teeth, and may have had chronic ear infections. A time of death couldn’t be determined. A printable poster about this baby girl’s case is here and a Facebook page for her is located here. If this girl sounds familiar to you, contact the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of NC at 919-966-2253 about case number 83-844.

On November 10, 1985, a hunter discovered the skeletal remains of an adult female and one baby girl in a 55-gallon drum in Allentown, New Hampshire. But that wasn’t the end of it. In May 9, 2000, a second drum was discovered with the remains of two more baby girls, 100 yards away from the original location. All four are believed to have died at the same time. DNA testing showed that the adult female and two of the baby girls are biologically related. The girl found in 1985 was a white or biracial Native American/white female, 5- to 11-years-old, with fine light brown or blond hair and double pierced ears. She possibly had pneumonia at the time of her death. The woman found with her was a white or biracial Native American/white female, 23- to 32-years-old, with curly light brown hair.

Of the two girls found in 2000, one was a white or biracial Native American/white female, either 2 to 4 or 4- to 8-years-old, with light brown hair and a gap in her front teeth (who could not be connected by DNA to the other three), and the other was a white or biracial Native American/white female, 1 to 3 years old, with blond hair and a significant overbite. A printable poster for the whole family can be found here. If this family sounds familiar to you, contact the New Hampshire Medical Examiner at 603-271-1235 about case number 00-103.

While the length of time that has passed may make people think that no one can give a baby girl back her name at this point, there are cases that indicate otherwise. An unidentified girl found in a cooler in New York City in 1991 (nicknamed “Baby Hope”) was identified as Anjelica Castillo-Ramirez after a massive media campaign in 2013. Another girl found deceased in New Jersey in 2005 (nicknamed “Baby Bones”) was identified as Jon-Niece Jones in 2012. And the remains of a baby girl found in Arizona in 1979 (nicknamed Little Jane Doe) was finally identified in 2011 as Surette Clark.

Just like before, if you know the name of any baby girl featured here or have any information about those cases but wish to remain anonymous, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

[Images via NCMEC/Namus/Doe Network]