Cousin of Baby Hope arrested in her 1991 murder
(CNN) — New York police arrested a Bronx man in connection with the 22-year-old killing of 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo, previously known as “Baby Hope,” Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Saturday.
The man, Conrado Juarez, 52, is the cousin of the girl, police said. He was arrested at a restaurant in Manhattan where he worked as a dishwasher, Kelly said.
Juarez admitted to the crime Saturday morning, Kelly said, adding charges are still being developed.
The arrest came as the result of a tipster who came forward, police said.
“Today, NYPD investigators have given young Angelica her due justice,” said Chief Phil Pulaski.
The NYPD Cold Case Apprehension Squad never stopped looking for leads in the case, continuing to hand out flyers and canvas nearby neighborhoods every year on the anniversary of the July 23, 1991, discovery of the body.
The tip came after their latest canvas in July.
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