The following breaking news was reported by WCVB Channel 5 News, Boston.
The young girl the world came to know as “Baby Doe” has been identified, 5 Investigates Kathy Curran reported Friday.
The break in the case came after a search warrant was executed at a Boston home Thursday, 5 Investigates reported.
The identity of the toddler was not immediately released, pending positive identification by the State Medical Examiner. However, the girl was from Boston, 5 Investigates reported.
Possible suspects were being questioned in connection with the girl’s death.
The young girl’s body was found inside a trash bag by a woman who was walking her dog on Deer Island on June 25.
There was no immediate word on the cause of her death. A spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office would only say the “investigation remains very active.”
“This story is really going to hinge on who this child is and what her history was, who her family is and where she came from,” said retired Massachusetts State Police Col. Timothy Alben, who lead the investigation for months. “Then we are going to open the door to many investigative means.”
In the months since the discovery of her body, state police detectives acted on hundreds of leads suggesting possible matches for the young girl in Massachusetts and 35 other states and several countries.
More than 200 girls were ruled out as being the young girl. The computer-generated image of Baby Doe was viewed nearly 60 million times.
Testing of pollen samples recovered from items on the trash bag in which the little girl was found suggested that she had spent a significant amount of time in the Greater Boston area before her death.
There is word that a search warrant has been obtained for a home in Boston. We will update this article as more news comes in.