'Baby Doe' cold case: Police seek public's help to ID toddler found dead in 2004

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's "Help ID Me" page, hikers discovered the remains of the boy, known as "Baby Doe," in May 2004 near the Rancho Bernardo Community Park in San Diego.

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"The remains were found by two hikers who noticed a green padded winter-type coat lying over a green and white duffel bag," read the Facebook post shared Tuesday. "When they removed the coat and looked in the bag, they saw a human skull and bones."

The 2 1/2- to 3 1/2-year-old boy likely died at least a year before he was discovered, authorities said. He had been "wearing red warm-up pants, gray-tan socks, a blue vest and two sweatshirts," the Facebook post said.

Investigators also released sketches of what the child may have looked like.

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Forensic tests showed that the boy's mother "likely spent time in the Southeast while pregnant and may have lived in Texas shortly after the child was born before ultimately moving to the southern California area," the post said.

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San Diego Baby Doe

UPDATE

Posted by Help ID Me on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

If you have information about the case, please call 1-800-THE-LOST.

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