On 9/13/19, the remains of an unidentified deceased child were located near the Little Lass fields in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. Investigation has revealed that the child was deceased for several weeks or possibly longer. Investigation has also revealed that the child was female, Caucasian or Hispanic, and likely between the ages of 2-5 years old. The child had slightly wavy brown hair. An anthropological exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic illness(es). During this investigation, Smyrna PD detectives have partnered with numerous allied agencies to include the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. The images being released are facial reconstructions created by NCMEC Forensic Artists which depict what the child may have looked like prior to her death. As this investigation continues, we are still seeking tips from the public about the child’s identity and any possible suspect information. We ask that the public take a close look at these images and report any and all possible information on this case to the Smyrna Police Department, Crime Stoppers, and/or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Smyrna PD: Attention Detective Bill Davis, 302-653-3490, Smyrna Police Dept. on Facebook or on Twitter @SmyrnaPD
Crime Stoppers: 1-800-TIP-3333