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Holly Lee Blake (March 2, 1962 - 1969) was a child whose skeletal remains were located in Chicago, Illinois in December 1998. The victim was buried near the apartment where she resided, having been subjected to frequent abuse throughout her life. Nearly 30 years after her death, her skeletal remains were unearthed and police managed to identify her based on statements made by a former neighbor and one of her brothers. Following the tentative identification based on the discovery of birth records, her mother confessed to the murder on her deathbed; DNA later confirmed the child's identity.



  • Blake's case appeared on season 1, episode 22 "Little Girl Lost"[1] of the classic Cold Case Files in 1999.



  1. The same title was used for the 2017 reboot of the program that focused on the murder of Shauna Howe.