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Sep 18, 2015 5:29 PM

UPDATE: Mother arrested in Baby Doe case; boyfriend to be charged with murder

The Associated Press

BOSTON - A Massachusetts prosecutor says he has authorized a murder charge for the boyfriend of Bella Bond's mother, and will charge the mother with accessory to murder after the fact.

READ: Investigators believe they have evidence to identify 3-year-old 'Baby Doe'

Rachelle Bond, the mother of the toddler girl who was found dead inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach this summer, and became known as Baby Doe, has been arrested along with another person.

Prosecutor Daniel Conley says he has authorized a murder charge for the mother's boyfriend. The girl's mother is under arrest on a charge of accessory to murder after the fact.

PHOTOS: Woman's Facebook page appears to show Baby Doe - named Bella

The name of the girl has been revealed as Bella Bond. She had come to be known as Baby Doe over the course of a monthslong investigation that included a massive social media campaign to learn her identity.

The Massachusetts House Speaker says the mother and her boyfriend are blaming each other for the girl's death.

The girl was 2 1/2 years old when she died. Her body was found June 25 inside a trash bag on Deer Island in Winthrop by a woman walking a dog.


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