On the morning of January 28, 2012, skeletal remains were located at a trailer park on Hurst Street in Opelika, Alabama, after residents observed a skull on the premises. It was later determined that the remains were believed to be those of a young African American girl, 4 to 7 years of age. The child was likely abused and malnourished, and the cause of death was ruled to be probable homicide.
A forensic reconstruction of the girl's appearance was done based on the skeletal remains and is shown above. Law enforcement officials are now seeking the public's assistance with the identification of the girl.