DE SMYRNA JANE DOE: W/HF, 2-5, found near ball fields in Symrna, DE - 13 Sept 2019 *EMMA COLE*

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Investigators release facial reconstruction of unidentified girl whose remains were found in Delaware

Investigators from the Smyrna Police Department and members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to release forensic facial reconstructions they hope will lead to the identification of an unidentified girl whose remains were found near the Little Lass fields on Sept. 13.

Police say the girl was Caucasian or Hispanic, and likely between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. She had slightly wavy brown hair and may have suffered from a chronic illness, based on an anthropological examination of her remains. The child had slightly wavy brown hair, investigators say.

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SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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Baby Elle

"Baby Elle" was a girl whose remains were discovered in Smyrna, Delaware in 2019. The child died weeks before she was found, or possibly longer. Little information is available about her death.

The child's remains were discovered in a softball field on the afternoon of September 13, 2019. A man walking his dog came across the remains, which were located directly across from a junior high school. There appeared to be evidence of a fire at the scene, although it has not specified if it was intentionally set or was related to the case.

Police stated they would withhold certain details about the case. They did, however, state that the child may have died earlier than the postmortem interval that was determined.

Dulce Alavez, who disappeared around the time Baby Elle was found, was quickly ruled out as a potential identity. Alavez was abducted days after the discovery of the remains, which effectively made it impossible for them to be the same person.https://unidentified.wikia.org/wiki/Baby_Elle?action=edit
 

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There is only one official rule-out on her NamUs page (a 53-year-old woman). Though authorities have said publicly that she is not Dulce Alavez.



On September 13, 2019 remains of an unidentified child were discovered at the Little Lass baseball fields located on Duck Creek Parkway in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. This location is across from the Smyrna Middle and High Schools. The child had been deceased for several weeks, or possibly longer. The child is female, Caucasian or Hispanic, and likely between the ages of 2 to 5 years old. She had light brown, slightly wavy hair. An anthropological exam of her remains suggest that she likely suffered from chronic illness(es). The images displayed are facial reconstructions created by NCMEC Forensic Artists that depict what the child may have looked like in life.

 

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SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 JmgqLo7






Remains of a child found just off a Smyrna Little Lass Little League field. The child is believed to had been deceased for several weeks prior to being placed at that site.


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https://www.namus.gov/UnidentifiedPersons/Case#/61582?nav

SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 MzlxuaY


Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP61582Female, Multiple
Date Body Found
September 13, 2019
Location Found
Smyrna, Delaware
Estimated Age Range
2-5 Years

Case Information
Case Numbers

NCMEC Number
1366214
ME/C Case Number
2019-N-2518

Demographics
Sex
Female
Race / Ethnicity
White / Caucasian, Hispanic / Latino

Estimated Age Group
PreAdolescent
Estimated Age Range (Years)
2-5
Estimated Year of Death
--
Estimated PMI
--
Height
Cannot Estimate
Weight
Cannot Estimate

Circumstances
Type
Unidentified Deceased
Date Body Found
September 13, 2019
NamUs Case Created
November 14, 2019
ME/C QA Reviewed
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Location Found Map
Location
Smyrna, Delaware 19977
County
Kent County
GPS Coordinates (Not Mapped)
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Circumstances of Recovery
Remains of a child found just off a Smyrna Little Lass Little League field. The child is believed to had been deceased for several weeks prior to being placed at that site.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains
--
Condition of Remains
Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton

Physical Description
Hair Color
Brown
Head Hair Description
wavy, light brown
Body Hair Description
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Facial Hair Description
--
Left Eye Color
Unknown
Right Eye Color
Unknown

Investigating Agencies
CASE OWNER
Division of Forensic Science
(302) 577-3420

Agency Case Number
2019-N-2518
Julia Vekasy, Chief Forensic Investigator
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Smyrna Police Department
(302) 653-3488
 

Akoya

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https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2019/11/18/smyrna-child-remains-police-release-sketch-ask-help-case/4228118002/


Smyrna child remains: Police release sketch of girl, ask for help identifying her

Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the little girl looked like.

Isabel Hughes, Delaware News Journal Published 11:02 a.m. ET Nov. 18, 2019 | Updated 12:27 p.m. ET Nov. 18, 2019

Smyrna police finished collecting evidence at Little Lass softball fields on Monday morning. The forensic team is reviewing the remains of the child, under ten, found Friday. Contributing footage: John J. Jankowski/Special to the News Journal. Jenna Miller, The News Journal

A sketch of the young girl whose remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna in September was released on Monday to help solve the mystery of her death.

Smyrna Police Department investigators said they hope the facial reconstruction sketches prompt tipsters to come forward with either the girl's identity or possible suspect information.

Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the girl looked like.
Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the girl looked like. (Photo: Courtesy of the Smyrna Police Department)

The department is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science on the case.

BACKGROUND: After remains found, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children helping Smyrna police

Police were first called to the softball fields, which are across the road from Smyrna Middle School, at about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 after a person who was walking a dog noticed the remains, Delaware Online/The News Journal previously reported.

Though police released little information at the time, they have now said they believe the girl, who was likely Caucasian or Hispanic, was 2 to 5 years old.

SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 LFPLBup


Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the girl looked like.
Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the girl looked like. (Photo: Courtesy of the Smyrna Police Department)

She had slightly wavy brown hair, and an "anthropological exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic illness(es)," police said.

Investigators believe she was dead for "several weeks or possibly longer" before she was found.

The softball league that operates the fields where the girl was found said at the time that it was "deeply saddened and disturbed by this news."

Police are asking the public to look at the images and report any possible tips. Callers can remain anonymous. Contact Smyrna Police Detective Bill Davis at 302-653-3490, reach out to the department on Facebook or Twitter, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, or call the National Center for Missing or Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

Send story tips or ideas to Isabel Hughes at ihughes@delawareonline.com or 302-324-2785. For all things breaking news, follow her on Twitter at @izzihughes_
 

Akoya

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https://www.delawareonline.com/stor...ound-smyrna-say-they-appear-child/2326812001/

Police say human remains found in Smyrna are believed to be those of a young child

Andrew Sharp and Brandon Holveck, Delaware News Journal Published 3:01 p.m. ET Sept. 14, 2019 | Updated 7:49 a.m. ET Sept. 16, 2019

Police say human remains were found near a softball field in Smyrna and are believed to be those of a young child, less than 10 years old. Video provided by John J. Jankowski. 9/16/19 Damian Giletto, The News Journal

Police say at a preliminary stage of their investigation, human remains found near a softball field in Smyrna are believed to be those of a young child, less than 10 years old.

Cpl. Brian Donner of the Smyrna Police Department said Saturday afternoon in a news release that investigators remained at the scene, and urged anyone with information to contact Detective Sgt. Brien Street at 302-653-9217.

SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 JMmdAR1


Investigators work at the scene where possible human remains were found near a softball field in Smyrna. (Photo: John J. Jankowski Jr./Special to the News Journal)

Police responded to the area of Little Lass Fields, which serve as softball fields for Little League girls in the area, on Duck Creek Parkway around 4:30 p.m. Friday, police said. The fields are across the road from Smyrna Middle School.

As of Saturday morning, police tape still surrounded the area, and police had Duck Creek Parkway closed from Duck Creek Road to Smyrna High School, where fans were allowed to get in for the morning's football game.

Tents and tarps to protect evidence could be seen.

SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 6ryHHZE


Investigators work at the scene where possible human remains were found near a softball field in Smyrna. (Photo: John J. Jankowski Jr./Special to the News Journal)

Donner said police were continuing to get help on the case from the attorney general's office, the state fire marshal's office and the medical examiner's office.
 

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https://www.wvbr.com/post/new-facial-reconstruction-for-jane-doe-found-in-smyrna-delaware

Nov 18
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NEW FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION FOR JANE DOE, FOUND IN SMYRNA, DELAWARE

Images created by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

More images available on NCMEC’s HelpIDMe Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelpIDMe/

SMYRNA CHILD DOE: WF, 2-5, found in a Little Lass Little League field - 13 September 2019 JmgqLo7


The following information was released this morning by Smyrna Police Department:

On 9/13/19, the remains of an unidentified deceased child were located near the Little Lass fields in Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware. Investigation has revealed that the child was deceased for several weeks or possibly longer. Investigation has also revealed that the child was female, Caucasian or Hispanic, and likely between the ages of 2-5 years old. The child had slightly wavy brown hair. An anthropological exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic illness(es). During this investigation, Smyrna PD detectives have partnered with numerous allied agencies to include the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. The images being released are facial reconstructions created by NCMEC Forensic Artists which depict what the child may have looked like prior to her death. As this investigation continues, we are still seeking tips from the public about the child’s identity and any possible suspect information. We ask that the public take a close look at these images and report any and all possible information on this case to the Smyrna Police Department, Crime Stoppers, and/or The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Smyrna PD: Attention Detective Bill Davis, 302-653-3490, Smyrna Police Dept. on Facebook or on Twitter @SmyrnaPD

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-TIP-3333

National Center for Missing or Exploited Children: 1-800-THE-LOST
 

Akoya

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https://truecrimedaily.com/2019/11/...-release-reconstruction-of-unidentified-girl/

Delaware remains found: Investigators release reconstruction of unidentified girl

11/19/2019 5:07 pm PST

The facial reconstructions depict what the child may have looked like prior to her death, investigators say.
By Keith Schweigert, WPMT

KENT COUNTY, Del. (WPMT) -- Investigators from the Smyrna Police Department and members of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science released forensic facial reconstructions they hope will lead to the identification of an unidentified girl.

The girl's remains were found near the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, Del. on September 13.

Police say the girl was Caucasian or Hispanic, likely between 2 and 5 years old. She had slightly wavy brown hair and may have suffered from a chronic illness, based on an anthropological examination of her remains.

Tipsters may remain anonymous.

Smyrna PD: Attention Detective Bill Davis, 302-653-3490, Smyrna Police Dept. on Facebook or on Twitter @SmyrnaPD

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-TIP-3333

NCMEC: 1-800-THE-LOST
 

Akoya

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...police-release-sketch-ask-help-id/4244789002/

Police release sketch of child whose remains were found at Delaware softball field

Isabel Hughes
Delaware News Journal


Two months after a child's remains were found at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, police have released a sketch of what they believe the little girl looked like.
WILMINGTON, Del. – A sketch of the young girl whose remains were found at a softball field in Delaware in September was released this week by authorities to help solve the mystery of her death.

Smyrna Police Department investigators said they hope the facial reconstruction sketches prompt tipsters to come forward with either the girl's identity or possible suspect information.

The department is working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science on the case.

Police were first called to the Little Lass softball fields, which are across the road from Smyrna Middle School, at about 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 after a person who was walking a dog noticed the remains, Delaware Online/The News Journal previously reported.

Though police released little information at the time, they now say they believe the girl, who was likely Caucasian or Hispanic, was 2 to 5 years old.
 

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https://delawarestatenews.net/police/smyrna-probe-into-childs-remains-continues/


Smyrna probe into child’s remains continues

Sep 16th, 2019 · by Craig Anderson · Comments: 1

SMYRNA – Investigators were casting “as wide a net as possible” while searching for clues into last week’s discovery of a child’s remains near the Little Lass softball fields, Smyrna Police said on Monday.

The remains of a child believed to be younger than 10 years old were located by a person walking a dog on Friday afternoon, Smyrna Police spokesman Cpl. Brian Donner said, Smyrna PD asked for the public’s assistance in providing information and reached out to other law enforcement agencies regarding possible missing person cases or investigations that might be connected.

“We’re working to establish a timeline and identity of the victim and then move the investigation forward from there,” he said.

By Monday, all evidence had been collected from the scene next to Duck Creek Parkway and police were working to “restore the area by removing any tarps, tents or other equipment and returning the area to its original state,” Cpl. Donner said.

Said Cpl. Donner, “For the most part the general reaction is that people are as surprised as we are about the situation.”

The Little Lass complex is closed and will reopen on Wednesday. Smyrna Little League will provide baseball field space until then for softball teams to practice.

“Thank you for all the understanding and support during this difficult time,” a Little Lass Facebook post read.

Police received a report of the discovered remains at approximately 4:30 p.m. Besides Smyrna PD detectives, Delaware Attorney General’s Office, Chief Medical Examiner and Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office personnel arrived to investigate.

Cpl. Donner said evidence of a nearby fire were located. More public information would be provided if available, he said.

Police asked anyone with information to possibly assist the case to call Det./Sgt. Brien Street at 653-9217.

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com
 

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https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2...ains-found-little-lass-field-baseball-smyrna/

Human Remains Of Child Believed To Be Under 10 Discovered At Baseball Field In Smyrna, Police Say
By CBS3 Staff September 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm

SMYRNA, Del. (CBS) — Authorities confirm human remains of a child under 10 years old were discovered at a baseball field in Smyrna. Police say officers responded to the Little Lass Field, located at 1-381 Duck Creek Pkwy, for a report of possible human remains found around 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

Police say the investigation confirmed a body was found in the area of the baseball field. The child is believed to be under 10 years old, according to police.

It’s unclear at this time if the child died at the park or if their remains were brought to there.

A person discovered the body while walking their dog in the park on Friday afternoon, police say.

Authorities say there may have been arson involved with the evidence that was found.

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It’s not clear if the child is a boy or a girl.

Police are being assisted by the Delaware Attorney General’s Office, the chief Medical Examiner’s office and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.

An investigation remains ongoing.

The Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball League said in a statement, “The members of the Smyrna Clayton Little Lass Softball League are heartbroken and deeply saddened by the recent news at our complex. We continue to support law enforcement officials conducting the investigation. Little Lass has and always will be a safe place for young children to play Little League Softball despite this unimaginable incident.”

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact police at 302-653-9217.

CBS3’s Chantee Lans contributed to this report.
 

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Pa. couple arrested in connection with child remains found in Smyrna, police ID girl​

More than a year after the remains of a 3-year-old girl were found at a Smyrna softball field complex, a Pennsylvania couple has been arrested.

Police on Thursday identified the girl as Emma Cole. She's believed to have been dead for "several weeks or possibly longer" when she was found.

In connection with Emma's death, Brandon and Kristie Haas were charged in Pennsylvania with “arrest without prior requisition,” which gives authorities the ability to take someone into custody for charges in another state.

The charge allows law enforcement to assist in the extradition of a person to another state.

A Pennsylvania judge set their bond at $1 million, an amount usually reserved for the most serious charges. It's not immediately clear if charges have been filed against the couple in Delaware.

The two, formerly of Smyrna, married in May 2017, according to Facebook posts. Indiana court records show Emma is Kristie's daughter.

Police did not provide further details on the child other than to identify her for the first time publicly on Thursday.

At the time Emma's remains were discovered, the couple lived in a home on North New Street in Smyrna, records show, a little more than a mile from the softball fields.

The couple was evicted from the single-story house in October 2019. Court records show they filed for bankruptcy twice that year due to “consumer debt.”



Her Name Was Emma, She Was 3-Years-Old​

Days ago, officials announced that persons of interest, in this case, were in custody out of state. Today Smyrna Police announced that a Pennsylvania couple, Kristie Haas, 28, and Brandon Haas, 38, both are formerly of Smyrna.

The child victim in this case has been preliminarily identified as Emma Cole, 3years of age at the time of her passing.

Police said this investigation remains active and ongoing, and there are no further details to be released at this time. There is no active threat to public safety, officials said Thursday.

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