Body of 2-year-old 'Baby Doe' released to father


BOSTON >> The body of a 2-year-old girl whose remains were found in a plastic bag on a Boston Harbor beach has been released by the state medical examiner's office and will be laid to rest.

Bella Bond's biological father, Joseph Amoroso, says he is planning a private funeral and burial. Amoroso says she will be buried with her paternal great-grandmother in a Winthrop cemetery.

Bond was known only as "Baby Doe" for three months after her remains were found in June by a woman walking her dog on Deer Island.

Authorities learned her name in September after her mother allegedly told a friend that her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, had killed her.

McCarthy is charged with murder. Bond is charged with being an accessory after the fact. Both have pleaded not guilty.


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