BOSTON -- (WBZ) -- The child known around New England as “Baby Doe” has been identified as Bella Bond of Dorchester.
Authorities say Bella was murdered by her mother’s boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael Patrick McCarthy.
"This child whose very name means beauty, was murdered," Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley said. McCarthy allegedly murdered Bella in the Dorchester apartment where she lived.
McCarthy is currently hospitalized for a medical condition unrelated to this case. Bella’s mother, 40-year-old Rachelle Bond, has been charged as an accessory after the fact.