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NYPD reopens cold case of dead toddler girl found in 1991

Police are desperate for new leads in the murder of a 4-year-old girl in 1991.

The NYPD re-opened a cold case Tuesday involving the remains of a toddler girl found stuffed in a cooler off the Henry Hudson parkway 21 years ago this month.

In a sketch released by officials today, Jane Doe, renamed Baby Hope, is pictured with dark brown or black shoulder-length hair and bangs.

Deputy NYPD Commissioner Paul Browne, in charge of public communications for the police, said the department reopened the the case today because of a lack of fresh leads.

On July 23, 1991, Baby Hope was found on an embankment of the Henry Hudson parkway, just south of the Dyckman toll plaza in Inwood Hill Park, at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. Judging by the remains, the child was extremely malnourished and weighed only about 25 pounds. Police had estimated that she had been four to four-and-a-half years old when she died.

Anyone with information about Baby Hope can call 1-800-577TIPS or log on to www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com.

 
 
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