NYPD seeking info in decades-old 'Baby Hope' case

AP News
Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:05 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after the body of a child was found inside a cooler, the New York Police Department is seeking help identifying the girl dubbed "Baby Hope."

On Tuesday, the 22nd anniversary of the discovery, police offered a $12,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in the unsolved crime.

Police say officers put up posters and handed out fliers with sketches of how the victim might have looked.

The cooler was found in Washington Heights, on an embankment off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

The girl was believed to be between 3 and 5 years old. Tests showed she was malnourished and had been sexually abused.

DNA testing has yielded no matches with databases of convicted felons or active missing person cases.