America’s Most Wanted is filming in New Jersey today, as part of stepped-up efforts to identify a girl whose charred skeletal remains were found in a wooded area of Monmouth County in 2005.
In Trenton, state and local police will distribute fliers with pictures of what the girl may have looked like.
This week, the images also began being displayed on a half-dozen electronic billboards in North Jersey.
The Fox crime-solving show provided the graphics and plans to get footage of at least one of the billboards today, according to Det. Stephen Urbanski of the state police.
An update on the case, dubbed “Baby Bones,” is expected to air at the end of August, producer Peter Gillespie said. The show airs Saturdays at 9 p.m.
Hopes rose in March when host John Walsh came to Philadelphia to unveil a new likeness – a bust created by forensic sculptor Frank Bender.
Walsh explained that the girl was probably 5 to 8 years old, perhaps African American, Hispanic or racially mixed.
The body, seemingly malnourished and with a broken rib, was “thrown away like a pile of garbage,” then set afire, Walsh said.