Boy in the Box (Philadelphia)
|"The Boy in the Box"|
|Born||Approx. 1950 - 1953|
|Died||February 1957 (aged 3-7)|
|Cause of death||Homicide by blunt force trauma|
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.
References[change | change source]
- David Stout (2008). Boy in the Box: The Unsolved Case of America's Unknown Child. Lion's Press. pp. 26, 231–232, 238.
- "The Boy in the Box Mystery". americasunknownchild.net. Retrieved 26 June 2013.
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