Mother in ‘Baby Doe’ case accused of violating probation

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up in Boston Harbor will face a probation hearing over alleged drug use.

The Boston Globe reports Rachelle Bond is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 19 to determine if she violated the terms of her probation.

A spokeswoman for the state’s probation service says Bond “tested positive for using substances and admitted to use.”

Bond’s lawyer, Janice Bassil, did not provide comment Friday. Bassil previously said Bond is a recovering heroin user.

The 43-year-old Bond was sentenced to two years of probation in 2017 for her role in disposing the body of her daughter, Bella, in 2015.


Her ex-boyfriend, Michael McCarthy, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.