Police released facial reconstruction images in the hope of identifying a girl whose remains were found near the Little Lass fields on Sept. 13.
Police said the investigation has also revealed that the girl was Caucasian or Hispanic, and likely between 2 and 5 years old. She had slightly wavy brown hair and may have suffered from a chronic illness, based on an anthropological examination of her remains.
She had been dead for several weeks or possibly longer.
On Monday, police released facial reconstruction images created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that show what the girl may have looked like.
Christina Wampler, of Townsend, Delaware, lives near where the remains were found. “It’s just so sad”, Wampler said. “This kind of stuff doesn’t really happen around here in the Smryna area or Townsend, Middletown, or anywhere. It’s just baffling to me.”
As this investigation continues, police are still looking for tips from the public about the child’s identity and any possible suspect details. Police ask that the public look closely at these images and report any possible information on this case to the Smyrna Police Department, Crime Stoppers, and/or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Tips can be submitted to Smyrna police Detective Bill Davis by calling 302-653-3490, the Smyrna Police Department on Facebook or on Twitter @SmyrnaPD. Tips can also be called in to Crime Stoppers: 1-800-TIP-3333 or the NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST.