The body of a little girl known as Boston’s “Baby Doe” has finally been laid to rest, nearly six months after she was found beaten to death and dumped inside a garbage bag.
Bella’s father wept, then kissed his hand and placed it on top of the child’s tiny casket during Saturday’s private service in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
A computer-generated composite image of the girl was shared by millions on social media as authorities tried to identify her remains.
A hand-sewn quilt by three mothers covered her coffin and bore handwritten messages such as “No one knew you but everyone loved you. Rest in peace.”
Bella was buried in a white lace dress, with four stuffed animals.