Boy in the Box (Philadelphia)

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"The Boy in the Box"
1957 poster
Born Approx. 1950 - 1953
Died February 1957 (aged 3-7)
Cause of death Homicide by blunt force trauma
Body discovered February 25, 1957
Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resting place Ivy Hill Cemetery, Cedarbrook, Philadelphia
Other names "America's Unknown Child"
Known for Unidentified victim of homicide
Height 3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Weight 30 lb (14 kg)

The "Boy in the Box" is the name given to an unknown murder victim, 3 to 7 years old, whose naked, abused body was found in a cardboard box in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 25, 1957. He is also commonly known as "America's Unknown Child." His identity has never been discovered, and the case remains open.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. David Stout (2008). Boy in the Box: The Unsolved Case of America's Unknown Child. Lion's Press. pp. 26, 231–232, 238.
  2. "The Boy in the Box Mystery". Retrieved 26 June 2013.

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