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"Baby Hope" case revisited, NYPD offers $12,000 reward in 1991 child murder

Sketch of what "Baby Hope" might have looked like given by the NYPD in an attempt to find someone that might recognize her. CBS New York

Sketches of what "Baby Hope" might have looked like provided by the NYPD; lower right, cooler that contained body of slain girl.
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(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - More than two decades after the body of a child was found inside a cooler, the New York Police Department is seeking help identifying the girl dubbed "Baby Hope."

On Tuesday, the 22nd anniversary of the discovery, police offered a $12,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved crime.

Police say officers put up posters and handed out fliers with sketches of how the victim might have looked.

The cooler was found in Washington Heights, at the edge of Fort Tryon Park, on an embankment off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

The girl was believed to be between 3 and 5 years old. Tests showed she was malnourished and had been sexually abused.

CBS New York reports the case has always been open but detectives haven't been able to identify her or determine what happened.

DNA testing has yielded no matches with databases of convicted felons or active missing person cases.

  • Crimesider Staff

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