Thursday, July 2, 2015



On June 25 of this year, the body of a deceased toddler-age girl was found on the western shore of Deer Island in Winthrop. State and local police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office continue to try to identify the girl, and are again making an appeal to the public for help. Today, we are releasing a computer-generated composite image of the girl prepared by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. This image depicts what the child may have looked like in life. We are also releasing images of the leggings she was wearing when found, which are white with black polka dots, and of a black and white zebra-stripe blanket found with the child’s body. The girl was approximately four years old at the time of her death, had brown eyes and brown hair, weighed about 30 pounds, and stood about 3½ feet tall.

We ask the public to be alert for any children who seem to have gone missing from their communities, their neighborhoods, schools, summer programs, parks, churches or any other places where people gather. Also, please look around July 4th gatherings – block parties, cookouts, town fireworks displays – and consider whether a child whom you would have expected to see there is now not present.

Anyone with any information about this toddler or who has information about a missing child is urged to call Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121 (24-hour number), the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817, or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.

Thank you. Please help us speak for this child who can no longer speak for herself.

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UPDATE 7/3/2015 at 5:45 PM:

We are extremely grateful for the many tips we have received, and we ask the public to keep sharing this little girl's photo and information so that we may continue to receive and follow up on leads. Many commenters have mentioned Aliayah Lunsford, the missing West Virginia girl. Please note that we have explored that lead and are confident that our little girl is not Aliayah. Thank you again and continue to send us your tips.

UPDATED 7/9/2015 at 8:25 AM:

Based on additional information provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children late yesterday completed an updated composite image depicting the child whose body was found in a trash bag on the western shore of Deer Island on June 25.  The updated image adds earrings in the child’s ears.  The composite and updated flyers/posters in English and Spanish are attached for your use going forward: the previous composite should not be considered inaccurate, but this one represents the most up-to-date version.