Body of “Baby Doe” Identified as Bella, Mother’s Boyfriend in Custody

National   |   Dave Andrusko   |   Sep 18, 2015   |   3:35PM   |   Washington, DC

The young child, identified only as “Baby Doe” when her dead body was discovered June 25, has been identified as “Bella,” according to multiple media sources.

CNN is reporting that a suspect has been taken into custody after a search warrant was executed Thursday in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood. A law enforcement source told CNN, “The man being questioned by authorities is the boyfriend of the mother” of Bella. The child is believed to have been around 3-years-old when she died.

Bella was 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighed about 30 pounds.

“The tiny remains were found June 25 wrapped in a black trash bag, wearing polka dot pants lying next to a zebra blanket along the shore of Deer Island, a narrow peninsula just east of Boston’s Logan Airport,” CNN reported. “Police released photos of the blanket and the polka-dot leggings she was wearing.”

According to CNN, The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released the composite of the little girl in July.

“The case of the mysterious girl, whose adorable brown eyes and cherubic face — as rendered by forensic artist Christi Andrews and distributed by authorities in Massachusetts — caught the attention of millions.”

“More than 50 million people saw or shared the composite.”

Bella’s body was found by a woman who was walking her dog.

There was some decomposition when her remains were removed from the trash bag.


“Authorities analyzed pollen found on the girl’s pants and blanket and determined that it ‘came from trees and plants around Boston,’ Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, said last month.” Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.