Authorities in Massachusetts are asking for the public’s help to identify a toddler girl whose body was discovered by a dog walker on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop last Friday.
Police described the girl as about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long. She was approximately 3 ½ feet tall and weighed 30 pounds. Her ethnicity is unknown.
“Neither the cause nor the manner of the girl’s death has yet been determined. Pathologists will undertake additional specialized testing before attempting to make those findings,” The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
Meanwhile, Massachusetts State Police released images on their Facebook page of the polka dot leggings the child was wearing when she was found along with a zebra-stripe blanket found with her body.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children prepared a computer-generated composite image of what the girl may have looked like alive.
“We ask the public to be alert for any children who seem to have gone missing from their communities, their neighborhoods, schools, summer programs, parks, churches or any other places where people gather. Also, please look around July 4th gatherings – block parties, cookouts, town fireworks displays – and consider whether a child whom you would have expected to see there is now not present,” Massachusetts State Police wrote on Facebook.
Anyone with any information about this toddler or who has information about a missing child is urged to call Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121, the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817, or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.