Delaware authorities are asking the public’s assistance in identifying a toddler girl found so decomposed they used facial reconstruction technology to reveal what she may have looked like.
Delaware’s Smyrna Police Department reports that the child has likely been deceased for at least several weeks, possibly longer. Authorities found the unidentified girl close to the Little Lass Fields near Smyrna Middle School on September 13, after someone walking a dog spotted the remains.
“There is some evidence of a fire at or near the crime scene which is why we have involved the State Fire Marshal’s office in our investigation,” Cpl. Brian M. Donner with the Smryna Police Department told Delaware Online.
With the help of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science, authorities released the facial reconstruction photos in hopes that someone could help identify the child.
“As this investigation continues, we are still seeking tips from the public about the child’s identity and any possible suspect information,” the police department wrote. ” [An] anthropological exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic illness(es),”
The girl is between two to five years of age, and either Caucasian or Hispanic.
Anyone with information relevant to the case should contact Smyrna Police Detective Bill Davis at 302-653-3490, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST.
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[Feature Photo: NCMEC]