BOSTON (CBS) – There have been no DNA matches so far in the search for the identity of a little girl who was found dead on Deer Island last month, State Police said Wednesday. So now it’s been sent to a specialized lab in Texas.
The body of the child known as “Baby Doe,” was found in a trash bag on June 25.
The girl is believed to have been about 4 years old. She had brown eyes and brown hair, weighed about 30 pounds, and stood about 3½ feet tall.
State Police spokesman Dave Procopio told WBZ-TV investigators have already compared the girl’s DNA to certain databases and known profiles with no matches.
“We have submitted the DNA to an advanced lab in Texas where advanced testing will be done to achieve a more detailed profile that could be compared to national databases to determine if there any matches to adult family members who had to submit DNA samples for any reason,” Procopio said in an email.
“This is expected to take a few months.”
The lab at the University of North Texas uploads the DNA profiles to a national system for searching and comparison.
If you want to track the status of Baby Doe’s case, you can follow it on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System website.
Dozens of billboards around Massachusetts have shown the computer-generated image of the girl created by investigators. The image has also been seen millions of times online.
Anyone with information can text GIRL followed by the tip to 67283.
In addition, tips can be called in anonymously to the 24-hour phone line at (617) 396-5655.