Baby Doe's mom and her boyfriend in custody after Boston shore tot found in June is identified: Bella Bond was not reported missing but breakthrough came after a tipster recognized the police sketch
- Authorities have identified 'Baby Doe' as two-year-old Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond, the daughter of 40-year-old Rachelle Bond of Mattapan
- Official said police searched apartment in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on Thursday after a tip-off and have been in contact with family members
- Bond and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with the girl's death
- McCarthy faces a murder charge while Bond faces a charge of accessory after the fact of murder, and they are expected to be arraigned on Monday
- Authorities said they were able to match Bella's identity with clothes she was found wearing on Deer Island in Winthrop on June 25
The tragic girl has been named as two-year-old Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond, the daughter of 40-year-old Rachelle Bond of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan.
The mother and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with the Bella's death. McCarthy is not the girl's biological father, a law enforcement source said.
McCarthy faces a murder charge while Bond faces a charge of accessory after the fact of murder. They are expected to be arraigned on Monday.
Scroll down for video
'Baby Doe' who was found dead on a Boston Harbor beach in June, has been identified as Bella, the daughter of 40-year-old Rachelle Bond. A computer-generated image of her is shown left with striking similarities to what she looked like in pictures posted by her mother on Facebook
Bella and Bond pictured on Christmas day last year. Bond was arrested today along with her boyfriend
Bond and Bella pictured above. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said during the conference that Bond had other children who were older
Bond (left) and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Michael McCarthy (right), have been arrested in connection with the girl's death
On Friday, a press conference was held where Speaker Robert DeLeo confirmed that Bella is Baby Doe and that the two arrests have been made.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said during a later briefing that information on the cause of death will be released on Monday, adding that her life ended 'by violence in the place she should have felt safest: in her home'.
'We have a very good idea of what happened to her based on evidence,' Conley said on Friday.
'We have powerful evidence has provided us a manner of death that we will be able to prove in court.'
Conley said a descriptive account of what happened to Bella would be released in a press conference on Monday.
The state medical examiner still has to confirm Bella's identity through positive DNA testing.
'The men and women who investigated this case have given her her name back. Now we will give her justice,' Massachusetts State Police Col Richard McKeon said.
DeLeo said Bond and McCarthy, who are in custody, are blaming each other for Bella's death. He also added that McCarthy has drug issues.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F Conley briefs the media on developments in the Baby Doe case and arrests of her mother Rachelle Bond and her mother's boyfriend Michael McCarthy in DA Conley's Law Library in Boston on Friday
MWRA officials and employees bow their heads in a moment of silence for Baby Doe during a small ceremony honoring the memory of the girl known as Baby Doe at the site where her body was found last month on Deer Island
Audrey Turner and Paul Turner, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, visit the makeshift memorial at the site where Bella was found
Winthrop resident Renee O'Brien came to see the small memorial planned by the MWRA honoring the memory of Bella Bond
Frederick Laskey of the MWRA reacts to learning the identity of Baby Doe, as Bella Bond, near the spot where she was found last month on Deer Island. MWRA officials raised money and bought a bench, a tree, and a statue of a baby deer in honor of Bella
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said during the conference that Bond had other children who were older.
Earlier, an official said police searched a Dorchester apartment on Thursday and they have been in contact with family members.
Conley said during a press conference on Friday that Bella's father had been identified by police, but information about him would not be released to the public at this time.
The girl's 44-year-old aunt told the Boston Herald this afternoon she can also confirm Baby Doe was her niece.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3240091/Official-Girl-dead-Boston-Harbor-shore-identified.html#ixzz3mBLzpmLU
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook