‘Baby Doe’ child found dead on Boston Harbor shore identified: officials

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BOSTON —Authorities in Boston say they believe they finally know the identity of 4-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bag in June.

The child, known as “Baby Doe”, has been identified as Bella Bond.

Her mother, Rachelle Bond, and the mother’s boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with her death.

A woman walking her dog found the girl’s body in a trash bag on Deer Island.

The case prompted thousands of tips, and a photo of what the girl would have looked like was viewed millions of times on Facebook.

Testing of pollen samples found on items with the body suggested the child spent time in the greater Boston area before her death.