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      Arrest made in 22-year-old Baby Hope cold case

      New York City police say they've arrested a relative in the death of a child nicknamed Baby Hope whose body was discovered inside a picnic cooler in 1991.

      Police announced Saturday that the girl's 52-year-old cousin, Conrado Juarez, had admitted sexually assaulting and killing her - a dramatic turnaround in a notorious cold case.

      The child's name and the circumstances of her death were a mystery until now. She was thought to be about 4 years old. But this week police announced that a new tip and a DNA test had allowed them to identify the child's mother.

      Now they are also revealing the slain girl's name: Anjelica Castillo.

      It wasn't clear whether Juarez had a lawyer.

      The child's naked, malnourished body was discovered beside the Henry Hudson Parkway.