Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they have made an arrest in the death of a child nicknamed Baby Hope 22 years after her body was discovered inside a picnic cooler.
Police announced Saturday that the girl's 52-year-old cousin had admitted sexually assaulting and killing her — a dramatic turnaround in one of the city's more notorious cold cases.
A poster provided by the New York City Police Department seeks help identifying the victim dubbed "Baby Hope." (Credit: AP)
The child's name and the circumstances of her death was a mystery for years, but this week police announced that a new tip and a DNA test had allowed them to identify the child's mother.
On Tuesday, police said they had interviewed the woman.
Now they are finally revealing the slain girl's name: Angelica Castillo.
The child's naked, malnourished body was discovered July 23, 1991, beside the Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan.
Here's a report from WPIX-TV that precedes Saturday's arrest:
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