Saturday, October 12, 2013
MORE THAN 2 DECADES LATER AN ARREST IN THE BABY HOPE MURDER CASE
This is the kind of case that grips detectives - they never let go. Never - until they get their man. Twenty-two years later - police say they've nabbed the guy who killed 4-year-old Baby Hope - found in a cooler in a wooded area along the Henry Hudson. His name - 52 yr old Cornado Juarez. He's a cousin - not a blood relative - of the girl we now know as Angelica Costillo. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, at a news conference I covered for 1010 WINS, said it was an anonymous tip that led to the DNA ID of the girl - then to her mother - then to the suspect - who, the commissioner says - admits sexually assaulting - then suffocating the girl - and then - along with his now deceased sister - disposing of the body along the Henry Hudson.