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Sep 18, 2015 3:25 PM

UPDATE: Mother of 'Baby Doe' - now identified as Bella Bond - under arrest


BOSTON - Bella's mother, Rachelle Bond and her boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, have been arrested in connection with Bella's death, according to CNN.

The charges against them were to be announced Friday afternoon.

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

Massachusetts officials on Friday identified the little girl whose body was found in a trash bag earlier this summer as Bella Bond.

The body found on June 25 in Boston had been known as "Baby Doe" during an intense campaign to learn her identity.

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

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Friday that investigators have identified the girl, who was believed to be about 3 or 4 years old. Her body was found by a woman walking her dog on a Boston Harbor beach.

Gov. Charlie Baker says the state's child protection agency was involved with the girl's family for several months in 2013, but the case was closed.

The discovery of the body sparked a massive social media campaign. Within two weeks, a composite image of the chubby-cheeked, brown-eyed girl had reached an estimated 47 million people on Facebook.

Authorities were to hold a news conference later Friday.

NH1 News' Siobhan Lopez will be reporting live from Boston on this developing story starting at 5 on WBIN-TV.


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