BOSTON (WWLP) – Clear Channel Outdoor is donating space on the company’s electronic billboards to help investigators trying to identify the young girl whose body was found on Deer Island in June.
Stephen Ross, president of Clear Channel Outdoor’s Boston Division, said, “This case has touched all of us and we hope that by providing additional exposure on our digital billboards, we will aid the Massachusetts State Police in finding the answers needed to unravel this mystery.”
According to Mass. State Police, Clear Channel put the young girl’s computer generated composite image and the phone numbers and text message tip lines on 11 billboards in various locations, most in central and eastern Mass.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said, “If you know her name, if you recognize her face, please contact us, anonymously if you wish, and help us bring her the dignity she deserves.”
Anyone with information can text the word GIRL, followed by their tip to the number 67283. The text-a-tip line is completely anonymous. A phone line is also available at 617-396-5655. All tips will go directly to the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit.
“We urge everyone to think about whether they know of a girl fitting our little girl’s description who has disappeared from the places and gatherings where she had previously been seen,” said State Police Colonel Richard McKeon.
A woman walking her dog along the western shore of Deer Island found the child’s body in a trash bag on June 25th. State Police said the girl is believed to have been about 4 years old, had brown eyes and brown hair, weighed about 30 pounds, and stood about 3½ feet tall. She was wearing a distinctive pair of white leggings with black-and-white polka dots and was found with a zebra-print fleece blanket that investigators believe may have been special to her.
Investigators have looked into hundreds of leads; however, none have led to identifying the girl. More than 100 girls have been ruled out. State Police said the cause and manner of the girl’s death has also not been determined.
On top of the Clear Channel billboards, 84 MassDOT-permitted billboards are being used in 50 locations across Massachusetts, showing her composite image and the tip lines. Some locations for the Clear Channel billboards are Route 93 in Boston, Route 1A in East Boston, Route 1 in Peabody, Route 114 in Danvers, Route 495 in Lawrence, Route 290 in Worcester, and Route 9 in Westborough.