Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley speaks to the media on developments in the case of Bella Bond who became known as Baby Doe on Sept. 18, 2015, in Boston. 
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/AP

Baby Doe tipster said ‘she deserves a name’

The anonymous tipster who helped lead Boston police to “Baby Doe’s” identity Friday wants only justice for the little girl, saying the toddler “deserves a name.”

The woman, who did not want to be identified, but told NBC News’ affiliate WHDH she called Boston Police immediately once she realized the girl’s identity. Police identified the toddler, discovered on a beach in Boston Harbor three months ago, as 2-year-old Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond.

“I’m just happy that Bella has a name,” the tipster told WHDH. “She deserves a name. She didn’t deserve to be thrown away in the trash. And I just want justice for her.”

The girl’s body was found dead in a plastic bag on a Deer Island beach. Police said her mother’s boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, killed her and dumped her body.

Bella’s mother, Rachelle Bond, allegedly told police McCarthy punched her daughter several times in the stomach. Rachelle Bond has been charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Both defendants are expected to be arraigned Monday.

This story originally appeared on


Baby Doe tipster said 'she deserves a name'