The poor girl referred to only as “Baby Doe” in social media was finally identified. Her name was Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond, the daughter of Rachelle Dee Bond (age 40).

According to the information granted by a Massachusetts' Department of Children & Families Services’ spokesperson, she was already the victim of parental neglect, and her mother was contacted by the state agency both in 2012 and 2013.

Bella was found dead on June 25, about two and a half years old, in a plastic bag on Deer Island.

Thus far, the evidence points Michael McCarthy, Rachelle’s 35 years-old boyfriend, as the murderer. And it is also clear that the couple took all the measures they could to hide the crime.

Rachelle has already been arrested as an accessory for the murder. McCarthy is currently in a mental institution, for treatment not related to this crime, but Daniel F.

Conley, the responsible District Attorney, expects both to be “arraigned in Monday in Dorchester Municipal Court”, in his words.

In a very emotional statement, he also remarked:

“At just shy of three years old, Bella Bond was a true innocent. And the tragedy of her death is compounded by the fact that her short life ended not by illness or accident but, we believe, an act of violence in the very place she should have been safest – her home."

And, in a very sad last point, he wrote:

“Sadly, this is the case for too many victims of child abuse whose tiny voices are silenced.

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But we will speak on her behalf and seek justice for the crime that took her life."

Now, even as the general public’s attention turns toward Pope Francis’ visit to the USA, Bella’s murderers will be criminally persecuted for the next few years, until justice is finally served.

On a last note, let this be a good example of how helpful an united community can be. Bella’s picture was seen millions of times on Facebook, before she was identified by someone who anonymously tipped the authorities.

By doing your part, you reinforce the governmental efficiency and help many situations such as this meet a better ending.

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