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07-30-2011, 01:37 AM #101
According to NamUs, the DNA sample is available but not yet submitted. I interpret that to mean that it is not in the FBI DNA Database (CODIS). I don't know how current or accurate that information is though. It may that they haven't updated the NamUs casefile.
07-30-2011, 01:45 AM #102
This case was my very first interest in true crime. I remember reading the book and crying. I so wish they would identify this child, someone has lived with this secret for a very long time and this lil' child has gone for far too long without justice or even the dignity of her identity. If something isn't done soon with the DNA I fear her murderer will leave this life (if they haven't already) and will never be identified.
07-30-2011, 02:49 AM #103Registered User
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04-15-2012, 08:57 PM #104Registered User
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Vivian Paola Montanez Castellanos
Missing since June 21, 1988 from Cucuta, Colombia.
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: August 21, 1986
Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 months old
Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown eyes; black hair.
Circumstances of Disappearance
On June 21, 1988, Vivian was taken to a park by her nanny who then fled with her. There were others involved in the kidnapping as well.
The child's father has a manufacturing plant in San Antonio de Tachira, Venezuela across the border from Cucuta, Colombia (very close to each other). Two men from the factory, the nanny and another woman were trying to receive ransom from the family, but the Cucuta Police were notified and the people were caught and sent to prison for 3 years. They said that they abandoned the girl on a mountainous country road. They have always stuck to that story.
In 1999 or 2000, the family received a lead from one of the kidnappers' family that the girl was in Denver, Colorado. This lead was pursued and the local news media did a story on Vivian Paola. There were never any new leads after that.
The family believes the girl was taken into Venezuela and then sold, and possibly has been in the USA living for many years with a very controlling family. They also believe the girl is not allowed to have very many friends.
** Second last photo is age enhanced to age 4
** Last photo is of Vivian Castellonos's sister
The only possible rule-out off the top is the fact that in pictures Vivian Castellonos had pierced ears in 1988, I looked into this a bit and found out holes with no earrings can heal in as little as 5 months possibly leaving little indentation. NamUs reads the UID's body condition: not recognizable - Decomposing/putrefaction. So if there was a little indentations it's possible that they were not noticed due to body condition.
07-25-2012, 05:52 PM #105Registered User
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A new article on this case...
NYPD reopens cold case of dead toddler girl found in 1991
Published: July 24, 2012 3:44 p.m.
The NYPD re-opened a cold case Tuesday involving the remains of a toddler girl found stuffed in a cooler off the Henry Hudson parkway 21 years ago this month.
In a sketch released by officials today, Jane Doe, renamed Baby Hope, is pictured with dark brown or black shoulder-length hair and bangs....
07-25-2012, 06:45 PM #106
I remember this case on either America's Most Wanted or Unsolved Mysteries (maybe both) - very sad. The magazine True Detective also covered the crime in their May 1992 issue.This is my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.
07-25-2012, 07:56 PM #107
BTW - the author of that magazine article is given as Christofer Pierson.
Whether connected to the murder or not, those Polaroids are puzzling to me. If you wanted to rid yourself of that sort of thing, why toss them beside a road? It would seem to me that a person would want to burn them to destroy them completely.
I'm also surprised that the semen hasn't turned up a match. Maybe the guy died soon after committing this murder.
Does anyone know is the girl's body was examined for the presence of drugs?This is my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.
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07-25-2012, 10:26 PM #108
07-26-2012, 07:00 AM #109
I came across a New York Times article about this little girl from September 21, 1991. It has some addition information that hasn't [to the best of my knowledge] been mentioned here or on the little girl's Doe Network page.
No Name, Few Clues: The Case of 'Baby Hope' http://www.nytimes.com/1991/09/21/ny...pe.html?src=pm
"We were confident it was someone from the New York area," Detective Giorgio said. "That area was known by whoever put the body there."The company [Igloo coolers] was able to determine that 79 coolers of that batch had been shipped to New York State. But the dealers did not keep records of purchasers.She [Judy Brown] dropped in some more coins and let slip that she was from Westchester.On Aug. 1, the Medical Examiner's office called in a consultant, Peggy C. Caldwell, a forensic anthropologist affiliated with Rutgers University. She urged investigators to expand rather than narrow the field. She said the child was not necessarily Hispanic...Ms. Caldwell also said that when a body decomposes in a small space, blood tends to discolor the teeth. The girl's teeth were only slightly discolored. She concluded that the body had started to decompose elsewhere and that it had been put in the cooler later, perhaps to move it.
This is the New York Times article when they buried her two years later -- http://www.nytimes.com/1993/07/24/ny...pe.html?src=pm
07-28-2012, 05:25 PM #110
08-05-2012, 01:30 PM #111
I never looked into this little ones story real deep because this case has really bothered me the most.I'm digging deeper now.If I may please ask was Baby Hope found in or near Westchester County. I am not familiar with New York at all.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
08-05-2012, 05:05 PM #112
I did find a couple (boy friend and girlfriend)that was reported missing from New York in November 1991.They were visiting from New York city.The ages are off. A witness saw a man and woman with a cooler near the area Baby Hope was found.Do you know any more on these people?Did Xiomara Rodriguez have any children or family members or know anyone that fit Baby Hopes Description or maybe they were hurt too.
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08-05-2012, 05:35 PM #113
I also found a unidentified female found in July 1991 in Queens New York.There are unidentified males found in New York too.
http://doenetwork.org/hot/hotcase2341.htmlALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
08-05-2012, 08:53 PM #114
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08-06-2012, 12:35 AM #115
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08-06-2012, 09:58 AM #116
Has anyone heard anything if little Baby Hope was recently Identified?ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
08-06-2012, 03:49 PM #117Registered User
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Okay it may sound like an outlandish theory, but what if Baby Hope has not been reproted missing, because she has already been declared as having died? Let's say Baby Hope was born and raise in a poor third world country and maybe one or her real parents had died and the surviving parent decided to come the America with Hope to begin a new life and meet an abusive partner who killed Hope, and it could be that Baby Hope's other family does not realize she was murdered.
08-31-2012, 10:17 AM #118
I just wanted to please bump her up and keep her picture and information out there.Has anyone heard of any updates on this little unidentified girl Baby Hope?ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
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09-21-2012, 02:04 PM #119
I pray they find out who she is very soon.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
12-23-2012, 06:45 PM #120
I just wanted to bump her up again.This is another little one I care very much about to give this sweet little girl her real name too.Has any one heard of any new updates with her?ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
12-24-2012, 03:00 AM #121
I'm sorry if this is something that has already been discussed, but I wonder if this little girl was brought to the US in some sort of illegal adoption from another country? I really don't know what the laws/process is to bring a child in. Did LE ever consider doing isotope testing on her to narrow down where she came from?
01-01-2013, 11:25 PM #122
So glad her case was reopened as of July 24, 2012.
**Recently declared she was exactly 4-4 1/2 years old when she passed.
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01-13-2013, 09:01 PM #123
Just seeing if there are any new leads on her to find out who she is.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
02-01-2013, 09:14 PM #124
Are any new leads on her to find out who she is.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
02-27-2013, 12:21 PM #125
May I please ask again if there are any new leads on her to find out who she is.ALL EVIL NEEDS TO SUCCEED IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!!!!
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