Police Searching for Clues in 1991 Unsolved Child Death

By Mary Johnson on July 24, 2012 4:11pm 

Police released this sketch of the girl who was found dead inside a cooler alongside the Henry Hudson Parkway in Inwood back in 1991.
Police released this sketch of the girl who was found dead inside a cooler alongside the Henry Hudson Parkway in Inwood back in 1991.
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INWOOD — More than two decades after discovering the body of a malnourished child in a cooler along the Henry Hudson Parkway in Inwood, police have released a sketch of the girl, who investigators at the time named "Baby Hope."

The girl, who remains unidentified, was discovered inside a blue and white and blue cooler on the embankment of the roadway near the Dyckman toll plaza on July 23, 1991.

At the time of her death, she had dark brown or black hair and appeared to be malnourished, weighing about 25 pounds despite being between 4- and 4 ½-years-old.

Police who investigated the incident reportedly named the child "Baby Hope."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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