Det. Robert Dewhurst said it was a phone call to the NYPD TIPS line this summer on the 22nd anniversary that led them to crack the case.
Conrado Juarez’s lawyer contested the alleged admission to killing the 4-year-old girl long known only as “Baby Hope.”
Anjelica Castillo’s body was found stuffed in a cooler along the Henry Hudson Parkway on July 23, 1991.
Conrado Juarez, 52, of the Bronx waived his appearance before a judge Tuesday.
Margarita Castillo was silent for 22 years while her 4-year-old daughter’s gravestone stood unmarked, and on Tuesday, she said fear kept her from reporting her daughter was missing.
The mother of the little girl known as “Baby Hope,” whose real identity was discovered last week after 22 years, spoke out for the first time Monday.
Twenty-two years after the long-unsolved murder of a 4-year-old girl whose identity had remained a mystery ever since, Baby Hope’s real name has been placed on her tombstone.
An arrest has been made in the 1991, Baby Hope cold case Killing.
For 22 years, the identity of a little girl whose malnourished body was found stuffed inside a cooler in upper Manhattan remained a mystery. Now, the girl who came to be known as “Baby Hope” has a name.
A tip came in to the Crime Stoppers phone line from a woman who said she thought she knew Baby Hope’s sister. That bit of information led detectives to the mother of the child and law enforcement officials were able to match the child’s DNA last week.
The child was believed to be between 3 and 5-years-old when her body was found in a wooded area near the Henry Hudson Parkway.
It was 22 years ago Tuesday when police found the body of a young, unidentified child inside a blue and white cooler in a wooded area on the Henry Hudson Parkway and Dyckman Street.
The wedding is being thrown by pet expert and TV personality Wendy Diamond.