Baby Doe, who was found dead on Deer Island a few months ago was finally identified by the police. The authorities said the name of the mystery young child was Bella and a suspect has already been named.
The girl was found dead in a bag in the water, wearing black-and-white polka dot leggings, as well as a zebra fleece blanket. She was discovered by a woman who was walking her dog in the area, on June 25.
Even if there were no fingerprints on the body because the water must have washed them away, the authorities were able to create a computer generated image and connect some of the dots that could be revealing her identity.
Eventually, they received a tip from someone who knew her well enough. The person told them that he started asking her mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, about the missing girl and she always said that she had been taken away from her by the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
However, it soon became clear that there was no record of the four-year-old Bella in DCF’s custody. Now the police are looking for the mother, Rachelle Bond and her partner, Michael McCarthy, 35, who are the main suspects in the crime.
The last known address linked to Rachelle Bond was the Kingston Houses of the Boston Rescue Mission. This home offers “emergency shelter, transitional housing, [and] post-detox support,” which means Bella’s mom used to be, most likely, a drug user.
Bond posted a lot of photos of her daughter on Facebook before December 2014. She posed as a very loving mother. In one of her posts she said: “Love her to death. I am on top of the world because of her. My life is complete again and worth living. I give her the world and more if I can….”
The neighbors who knew Bella and her mother are shocked to hear the news. Most of them had seen the computer-generated image but, in spite of the strong likeness, they did not connect it to Bella.
The police were not able to identify what the cause of death was. They are now trying to find Bond and McCarhy, whose whereabouts are currently unknown.
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