BOSTON (AP) — Part of the three-month mystery of “Baby Doe” has been solved but authorities are expected to fill in details when two people charged in the 2-yearold girl’s death appear in court.

Millions viewed a composite image of a browneyed, chubby-cheeked girl, dubbed Baby Doe when her body was found June 25 in a trash bag washed up on a Boston-area beach.

On Friday, authorities released her name – Bella Bond – and announced charges against her mother and the mother’s boyfriend, saying they finally had a tip that broke open the case.

Michael McCarthy, 35, is charged with murder. Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, 40, is charged as an accessory after the fact. They are to be arraigned Monday in Dorchester District Court in Boston.

Investigators have not publicly speculated on a motive or a cause of death in Bella’s case, saying more will be disclosed at the arraignments.

McCarthy’s attorney, Jonathan Shapiro, declined to comment Sunday on the case except to say that he expects McCarthy, who has been hospitalized, to be in court Monday. Repeated attempts to reach relatives of McCarthy have been unsuccessful.

Bond’s attorney, Janice Bassil, did not return a message Sunday seeking comment.

Bella’s biological father, Joseph Amoroso, said in media interviews that Rachelle Bond told him McCarthy killed their child.


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