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Unidentified young girl found dead in Boston Harbor

WINTHROP, Mass. - Massachusetts authorities are trying to identify a girl found dead on Deer Island in Boston Harbor. Police say she was about 4 years old with brown eyes and brown hair that was about 14 inches long.

A woman walking her dog on the island's western shoreline discovered the body on Thursday. Investigators are reviewing reports of missing children and have notified police across the country. Her cause of death has not yet been determined.

Police combed the area and dive teams could be seen entering the water Friday, reports CBS Boston.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley, State Police Col. Timothy Alben and Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty made the announcement. They say the girl was about 3½ feet tall and weighed just over 30 pounds, which was normal for her height. Her ethnicity isn't yet clear.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at (617) 727-8817 or Winthrop Police at (617) 539-5806.

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