By E. C. GOGOLAK
Published: July 23, 2013
Dozens of children were playing in the fountain at a playground in Fort Tryon Park in Washington Heights on Tuesday morning. Parents watched from the shade, while teenagers relaxed on benches beneath hulking trees.
Exactly 22 years ago, a wooded area not far from the playground was the scene where a serious, and still unsolved, crime was discovered. At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 1991, highway workers found a blue and white picnic cooler in the park near the Dyckman Street exit off the Henry Hudson Parkway. Inside was the body of a dead child, an unidentified female between 3 and 5 years old, who would come to be known as Baby Hope.
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