Police Still Working to Identify Young Girl Whose Body Washed Ashore in Texas

(AP/Galveston County Sheriffs Dept)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of tips from around the country are pouring in after authorities in Texas asked for help in identifying the remains of a young girl.

A fisherman discovered the body inside a storage box that washed ashore on Galveston Bay.

Forensic dental examination has narrowed the girl's age to between 2 and 3 years. She is described as white, 32 to 35 inches tall and 25 to 30 pounds. She had waist-long, wavy blond or light brown hair. Police forensic artists came up with the picture above of what they think the girl looked like.

The Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office says the child had been dead for at least two weeks and sustained a skull fracture. The cause of death has not been determined.

Authorities don't believe the remains are those of Madeleine McCann, a missing four-year-old British girl, but the sheriff's office says it's working with the FBI to completely rule that out.

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