Two weeks ago, remains of a 4-year-old girl were found in a garbage bag on a Boston Harbor beach. Authorities are yet to identify this child who people across the country are calling “Baby Doe.”
The mystery behind the girl’s identity has led many to wonder, could this be Ludington’s missing Baby Kate? Katherine Phillips disappeared just over 4 years ago. Remains of the then-4-month-old baby were never found.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the situation and is working with Massachusetts authorities to evaluate the speculated connection. Sherriff Kim Cole says there is no information to verify any kind of connection between the cases, but the agencies are sharing DNA evidence to investigate the possibility.
Baby Kate’s father, Sean Phillips, is awaiting the trial for her murder. If a connection is made between the two, this could prove to be significant evidence in that trial.
If you have any information regarding the identity of Baby Doe, contact the Mason County Sherriff’s Office immediately. The photo above is a computer-generated image of what the child would have looked like based on her remains.
UPDATE: The Ludington Daily News is reporting that preliminary results have found the DNA from the girl's remains NOT to match Baby Kate's. Authorities still awate official lab results.