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Detective Who Helped Solve Baby Hope Murder Promoted

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One of the detectives who helped solve the Baby Hope case was promoted.

Detective Robert Dewhurst was elevated to "Detective-Second Grade" for his work on the case, which baffled police for more than two decades.

"It's certainly a credit to the detectives involved in the investigation, but I think it's a comment on New York City police detectives in general. They don't give up,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Earlier this year, DNA testing identified Baby Hope as Anjelica Castillo.

The 4-year-old’s body was found dumped in a cooler along the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1991.

Dewhurst was one of the officers who helped reopen the case, hoping to find new leads.

Castillo's older cousin, Conrado Juarez, is facing second-degree murder charges in her death.

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