Authorities Release Description of Toddler Found Dead on Deer Island

Massachusetts State Police Media Release — 06262015 — Authorities Release Description of Toddler Found Dead on Deer Island

BOSTON, June 26, 2015—Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley, State Police Colonel Timothy Alben, and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty today released a physical description of the young girl whose body was found on Deer Island yesterday.

After a physical examination by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, investigators believe the girl was about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long. She stood about 3½ feet tall, and weighed just over 30 pounds. She was not significantly overweight or underweight for her height. Her ethnicity has not been established.

Neither the cause nor the manner of the girl’s death has yet been determined. Pathologists will undertake additional specialized testing before attempting to make those findings.

The investigation into the circumstances of the girl’s death and how her body came to be on the western shoreline of Deer Island, where it was discovered by a dog walker early yesterday afternoon, remains active, as do efforts to link her case with existing reports of missing children.

Perhaps most valuable, authorities said, will be assistance from members of the public who notice that a child meeting this description has gone missing from their community. Anyone aware of such a missing child may call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817 or Winthrop Police at 617-539-5806.