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From Baby Doe to Bella Bond, a timeline

The case that saw an unknown child identified as Bella Bond evolved over nearly three months.

Officials unveiled a photo of Bella Bond at a press conference Sept 18, who until METRO FILE

*June 25: A woman discovers a child’s body in a plastic trash bag on Deer Island.

*July 2: investigators release a digital rendering of the child’s face, hoping someone would recognize her.

*July 29: Officials attend a memorial mass one month after the discovery of Baby Doe’s body.

*Aug. 12: Analysis of pollen in her clothing shows the child likely spent time in the Boston area, new evidence she lived nearby.

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*Sept. 18: Investigators announce they’ve identified the child, now known to be 2 and ½-year-old Bella Bond and say they believe she was murdered. Rachelle Bond, her mother, and Michael McCarthy, her mother’s boyfriend, are arrested.

*Sept 21: Bond and McCarthy are scheduled to be arraigned in Dorchester Municipal Court. McCarthy faces charges for murder, Bond for accessory after the fact.

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