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    Baby Hope’s Name Added to Grave

    The grave of "Baby Hope," an unidentified girl whose body was found murdered in a picnic cooler 22 years ago, is adorned with flowers at St. Raymond Cemetery in New York, October 11, 2013. New York police have at last identified a little girl who was murdered, sexually abused and stuffed into a picnic cooler in Manhattan. She was found on July 23, 1991. New York police officials confirmed the identity of the girl's mother through DNA testing on October 8, 2013, and also identified the father. The family is Mexican and her mother was too frightened to come forward after her daughter's death, because her husband was abusive, local media reports said. The girl's father, who is believed to be either in New York or Mexico, is now the prime suspect. Baby Hope, two years after she was found, was laid to rest in a donated plot. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand        (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)


    The recently identified four-year-old girl who was killed and packed in a cooler in 1991, who has until recently been known only as “Baby Hope,” had her real name added to her New York City tombstone. Family members and officials attended a grave dedication for Anjelica Castillo at St. Raymond’s Cemetery on Friday. Castillo’s body was found packed under soda cans inside the cooler on a Manhattan highway in July 1991, before investigators determined that the four-year-old had been starved and sexually abused in the days before her death.

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