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Facial Reconstruction Images Released of Unknown Child Found Dead in Smyrna

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Facial reconstruction images of what the child might have looked like. Facial reconstruction images of what the child might have looked like.

SMYRNA, Del.- Investigators said Monday that they are hoping facial reconstruction images will help them identify a girl whose remains were found in Smyrna back in September.

Smyrna police said that on Sept. 13, the child's remains were located near the Little Lass softball fields. The Investigation has revealed that the child was dead for several weeks or possibly longer.

Police said the investigation has also revealed that the child was a Caucasian or Hispanic girl, and likely between the ages of 2-5. The child had slightly wavy brown hair.

According to police, an anthropological exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic illness(es).

Christina Wampler, of Townsend, Del., lives near where the remains were found. Wampler called it heart-breaking to imagine a family that would not report their missing child.

"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." 

During this investigation, Smyrna police detectives have partnered with numerous allied agencies to include the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

 

Facial reconstruction images depicting what the child may have looked like, provided by Smyrna Police Department.

The images police released are facial reconstructions created by NCMEC Forensic Artists which depict what the child may have looked like prior to her death. As this investigation continues, police are still seeking tips from the public about the child’s identity and any possible suspect information. Police ask that the public take a close look at these images and report any and all 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.

 

Facial reconstruction image depicting what the child may have looked like, provided by Smyrna Police Department.

 

Facial reconstruction image depicting what the child may have looked like, provided by Smyrna Police Department.
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