After 22 years, an arrest has been made in the 1991 murder of “Baby Hope.”
The child, now known to be 4 year old Anjelica Castillo, was found murdered (presumably malnourished and sexually assaulted) and stuffed in a cooler in the summer of 1991. Her identity was unknown for so long because her parents never reported her missing.
“We weren’t going to call her Jane Doe,” said Jerry Giorgio, the lead detective on the case, now retired. He and other detectives collected the money for the headstone and buried her years after she was found. “We are her family,” Detective Giorgio said that day. “We are burying our baby.”