Have they tried doing DNA testing and looking for distant matches on genealogy websites? This seems like a prime situation to do that
I had read back in November they were doing this. Every once in a while I google to check. I have followed this case for 30 yrs.
There really needs to be an especially awful, brutal place in hell for pedoperps.
I can't believe nobody reported him missing. That was somebody's baby.
Probably why the kid ended up where he did, family probably didn't want him anymore
I always wonder if they’ll give this poor boy a name I heard recently they were doing something new with his dna but then nothing else was mentioned so I assume it led to nothing
The testimony of “M” sounds pretty convincing. It was deemed unreliable due to her mental health, and statements from neighbours saying they’d never seen a boy at the house. Past cases have taught us that victims can be very well hidden from neighbours. Look at Ariel Castro.
Here is a link the Wikipedia page of the “Boy in the Box:
And a CBS Philly article:
The photos always get me. He just looks like the “typical all American little boy”, like he would have liked playing cowboys, and fireman. Dinosaurs, and astronauts. My heart hurts for this baby. I hope he gets DNA testing someday.
The TV Show "Cold Case" has an episode which was based on this story. It's one of my favourites. Really heartbreaking.
Any idea which season or episode name?
"The Boy In The Box", iirc
Season 1 Episode 14 It was easy, i just went back to It to watch It again :)
This is one of those heartbreaking cases that sticks with me.
Ugh. This is a case that always stuck with me. It's morbidly fascinating but so sad at the same time.
My Dad was a kid when this happened. He told me his Mom wouldn't let him go outside alone for a while afterwards.
RIP ❤️ I pray that hell is real
Read that his hair was freshly cut and he was clean like he just taken a shower and when they did the autopsy he has beans in his stomach
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This poor baby.
Still don’t know how nobody was ever able to identify this child like nobody ever seen him