(Jen Chung) A few days after it was revealed that the mother had been identified in the 22-year-old cold case murder of a little girl known as "Baby Hope," the NYPD announced that they made an arrest. Yesterday, Police Commissioner Kelly said that 52-year-old Conrado Juarex, the girl's cousin, had been arrested and charged with second degree-murder, "Early this morning, Juarez admitted that he sexually assaulted Anjelica, that he smothered her and then disposed of the body with the aid of his sister, Balvina Juarez-Ramirez, who is now deceased."

On July 23, 1991, construction workers found a blue and white cooler on Henry Hudson Parkway and Dyckman Street in Manhattan. Inside were the decomposing remains of a malnourished female child, about three to five years old. Investigators were never able to make any headway and, this past summer, the NYPD revived the call for information about the murder, which led to a tipster mentioning something.

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