Police are working on the theory that the toddler girl whose body was discovered in Massachusetts was “placed” on the shoreline and “left” on the rocks, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Press Secretary Jake Wark.
The child, known to many as Baby Doe, was found in a trash bag on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop on June 25.
Authorities continue to try and identify the girl, who they believe is approximately 4 years old.
While there was some talk that Baby Doe might have floated from Canada, the district attorney’s office says her body would have been much more water-logged if that was the case.
In addition, physical test results do not indicate that the child ingested any type of Drano or beach, Wark added.
Further toxicology tests will continue.
Last week, officials made an appeal to the child’s parents, asking them to step forward and clear their conscience.
Authorities are worried other children in Baby Doe’s home could need protection.
A computer-generated composite image of what the girl may have looked like alive, prepared by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has reached 53 million people since her body was found.
Baby Doe is described was about 3’6” tall, weighing about 30 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.