Police arrest Conrado Juarez, 52, in 'Baby Hope' case; victim identified as 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo

After more than two decades, NYPD detectives say they are bringing an end to the cold case of "Baby Hope." Police arrested 52-year-old Conrado Juarez

Police say they received an anonymous call that helped lead them to Anjelica Castillo's mother and then Juarez, who is the victim's cousin.

Police say they received an anonymous call that helped lead them to Anjelica Castillo's mother and then Juarez, who is the victim's cousin. (10/13/13)

BROOKLYN - After more than two decades, NYPD detectives say they are bringing an end to the cold case of "Baby Hope."

Police arrested 52-year-old Conrado Juarez after he allegedly admitted to sexually assaulting the victim, who has been identified as 4-year-old Anjelica Castillo.

Police say they received an anonymous call that helped lead them to Castillo's mother and then Juarez, who is the victim's cousin. According to police, Juarez murdered Castillo during a visit to the home in Astoria, Queens, where the girl lived with her extended family.

Police say Juarez smothered the child and disposed of her body with the help of his sister. The body was found stuffed in an ice chest along Henry Hudson Parkway in 1991, but the case remained unsolved for decades.

Detectives say they are relieved to find justice for 'Baby Hope' after all these years.

Juarez is due back in court on Oct. 21.

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