BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities have released a computer-generated image of a young girl found dead last week inside a plastic bag along a Boston Harbor shoreline and are hoping it generates clues about her identity.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said at a news conference Thursday on Deer Island that the girl's identity and how she died remain mysteries.
Officials believe the brown-haired, brown-eyed girl was about 4 years old. Her body was found June 25 inside a bag that also contained a black and white zebra-print blanket.
Conley says he hopes someone recognizes the image that was created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and alerts authorities.
"We're here to appeal to the public for information to identify the young toddler who was found about a week ago behind me over here. I'd like to put out a little more information about her. We believe she was somewhere around four years old. Likely three and a half feet tall and about thirty pounds in weight. She had brown eyes, brown hair, light skin, most likely Caucasian or a member of the Hispanic race. After she was discovered a week ago, her body was taken by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, an autopsy was performed, and at this point, there is no cause of death that we know of. The results are pending toxicology so it's premature for us to say at this point, whether or not any charges will be issued in this case," Conley said.
Authorities on Thursday also released photos of the blanket and white leggings with black polka dots the girl was wearing.