Baby hopeThere's been an arrest! The alleged killer of Baby Hope, the little girl murdered and shoved in a cooler, then left on the side of a New York highway 22 years ago, has been identified by police as a cousin of the little girl know known to be Anjelica Castillo.

Finally! Some justice for the little girl buried under a headstone paid for by police detectives under a name that wasn't her's in a dress bought by the wife of one of the detectives. 

It was just this week that cops tracked down Baby Hope's mother, and then her name. They were searching for her father, but the course of the investigation led them instead to the father's cousin.

Conrad Juarez, now 52, has been charged with murder. He allegedly admitted to raping and killing the little girl in July of 1991 by smothering her with a pillow, then abandoning her body with the help of a sister who is now deceased. 

Have you been following the Baby Hope case? What do you make of this arrest?

 

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