Hoping to raise even more awareness about the heartbreaking enigmatic saga of “Baby Doe,” community members in the Greater Boston Area are holding a candlelight vigil on Saturday evening on Deer Island.
“Baby Doe” was found in a trash bag on Deer Island with a zebra-striped blanket, a pair of polka dotted leggings and no signs of a cause of death.
Efforts to identify “Baby Doe” have fallen flat as the month anniversary of her discovery approaches. A computer-generated image put together by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children circled the far reaches of social media. MassDOT billboards with her picture line the sides of the highway and national televised news shows have featured her story on the air.
It’s safe to assume that everyone who has seen that image of her has had the same thought go through their heads: Someone has to know who she is.
The computer-generated image of the girl can only offer a guess as to what she may have looked like. Authorities estimate that she is a white or Hispanic four-year-old with brown hair and brown eyes, standing three feet tall and weighing about 30 pounds.
For now, her body is being kept at the state medical examiner’s office, nameless.
Investigators were trying new methods in their search for leads.
Police now offer an anonymous text-to-tip system, which routes information through a third party, so authorities can’t track tipsters’ information. Anyone with information can text the word GIRL, followed by their tip to 67283.
Callers can reach a 24-hour tip hotline at 617-396-5655
Authorities stressed that they will protect the identity of anyone with information on “Baby Doe.” This includes undocumented immigrants who might be reluctant to come forward.