By Christina Maltby
On May 4, 2004, the remains of a little boy were discovered in a wooded area near a hiking trail southeast of Rancho Bernardo Community Park and I-15 interstate. The boy was between two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half years old. His remains were discovered by hikers inside a green duffle bag. Investigators believe he had been dead for at least a year prior to the discovery of his remains. On Jan. 15, 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released facial reconstruction images of what the little boy may have looked like in hopes of tracking down leads on this cold case. Anyone with information can call the NCMEC at (800) 843-5678 or the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2293.
The hikers also noticed a green padded winter-type coat lying over a green and white duffle bag, according to SDPD. When they had removed the coat and looked in the bag, they saw a human skull and bones. Red warm-up pants, gray-tan socks, a blue vest and two sweatshirts were also in the bag.
Forensic Isotope Analysis determined the boy was likely between 2.5 and 3.5 years of age at the time of his death and he had been deceased for at least one year before he was found by the hikers.
The same Isotope analysis revealed the child’s mother likely spent time in the southeast while pregnant, may have lived in Texas shortly after the child was born, then moved to Southern California.
Anyone with information should contact SDPD, reference case number 04-029569
“Baby Doe” needs a name and we need to provide Justice for this sweet child.
* Sources: San Diego NBC 7
FOX 5 News San Diego
SD Union Tribune
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