OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Police found the bones of a little girl six years ago in an Alabama trailer park right next to a long-sleeve pink shirt with heart buttons and a ruffled neckline.
The unidentified girl in the unsolved homicide case has been dubbed Baby Jane Doe. The Lee County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an involved person's conviction.
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says authorities can begin holding perpetrators accountable once the child is identified.
Opelika Detective Sgt. Alfred White says they have the child's DNA, but nothing to compare it to. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that police suspect the girl suffered abuse and malnutrition. Police Chief John McEachern says the girl could have easily spent her entire life in captivity.