Mother of dead Massachusetts toddler held on $1 million bail

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Posted: Sep 21, 2015 10:44 AM

BOSTON (Reuters) - The mother of the 2-1/2-year-old girl whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach three months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail, while her boyfriend was ordered held without bail.

The couple, Rachelle Bond and Michael McCarthy, were arraigned on murder charges on Monday morning in Dorchester Municipal Court.

A woman walking her dog found the unidentified body stuffed into a plastic bag in June, prompting police to launch a billboard campaign featuring a computer image of what the girl may have looked like in life. She quickly became known as "Baby Doe."

(Reporting by Jacqueline Tempera; Writing by Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Eric Walsh)