Delaware

Police Hope Facial Reconstruction Helps Them ID Dead Girl Found on Little League Fields

The remains of a child were found Sept. 13, 2019, by someone walking a dog near the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, Delaware

Little Lass Dead Girl Found Sketch
Sketches provided by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

What to Know

  • A person walking their dog found a child's remains at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna, Delaware, in September.
  • The NCMEC is helping authorities identify the deceased child by releasing images of what the 2- to 5-year-old girl may have looked like.
  • The child had slightly wavy brown hair, police say. An exam of her remains suggests that she suffered from chronic disease.

Police are trying to identify the remains of a young girl who was found dead in Delaware.

Police in Smyrna said Monday that they’ve released facial reconstruction images of what the girl may have looked like when she was alive.

The girl was between the ages of 2 and 5. She was found in September near the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna.

Police said she was dead for several weeks, if not longer, when she was found. The girl had slightly wavy brown hair and was Caucasian or Hispanic. She also may have suffered from a chronic disease.

Smyrna police are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Bill Davis at 302-653-3490.

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