Police hope two new tip lines will yield new information on Baby Doe, the unidentified toddler whose body was found in a trash bag on Deer Island in late June.
Tipsters can now use one 24-hour phone number (617-396-5655) to provide information that could lead police to identify the girl. Police previously asked for information via one of three numbers for State, Winthrop and Suffolk County police departments and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Investigators have also launched a new anonymous text-to-tip line. Texts sent to the number (67283) will be routed through a third-party, and will not be traceable by police, authorities said.
Users should text the word “GIRL,” followed by any information related to the case.
People with information should not be afraid of coming forward, said Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley.
“The anonymous text line cannot be used to identify tipsters. Period. It’s 100 percent anonymous,” Conley said. “All we want to do right now is identify this child and someone out there can do it with one call or one text message.”
The state also offers protective services to witnesses who cooperate with police, Conley said.
This is the latest attempt by investigators to get help from the public in identifying the girl. It comes after three weeks of searching for clues, investigating hundreds of tips and conducting dozens of well-being checks in homes.
A computer-generated image of the girl has reached a reported 53 million online, part of what State Police Col. Richard McKeon called “unprecedented” community support.
The girl is described as approximately four years old, white or Hispanic, with brown hair and brown eyes, standing three feet tall, weighing roughly 30 pounds and wearing earrings.
The state’s medical examiner has not yet been able to identify a cause of death for the toddler. Investigators await results of a toxicology test, which police said can take months to complete.