Boy in the Box (Philadelphia)

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"The Boy in the Box"
BoyInBoxPoster.jpg
1957 poster
BornApprox. 1950 - 1953
DiedFebruary 1957 (aged 3-7)
Cause of deathHomicide by blunt force trauma
Body discoveredFebruary 25, 1957
Fox Chase, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resting placeIvy Hill Cemetery, Cedarbrook, Philadelphia
Other names"America's Unknown Child"
Known forUnidentified victim of homicide
Height3 ft 6 in (1.07 m)
Weight30 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". americasunknownchild.net. Retrieved 26 June 2013.

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