updated 11/5/2007 1:33:42 PM ET 2007-11-05T18:33:42

Residents held a memorial service for "Baby Grace," a young girl whose remains were discovered inside a storage box that washed ashore on Galveston Bay.

The toddler, found by a fisherman a week ago, remains unidentified despite hundreds of tips that have come from around the country since authorities released sketches of her on Friday. Authorities said forensic dental examination narrowed the girl's age to between 2 and 3 years.

At Sunday's memorial service, mourners gathered around a 4-foot-tall wooden cross bearing the words "In loving Memory of Baby Grace." The cross was later taken by boat to the small uninhabited island where the child's body was found.

"This is not the place to end this little girl's life," said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. "We won't quit until we figure it out."

The county Medical Examiner's Office ruled the child had been dead for at least two weeks. The cause of death was not determined, but she had a skull fracture and authorities are treating the case as a homicide.

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