Crime: “Boy in the box” reveal coming Thursday

It is Philadelphia’s oldest cold case, dating from 1957. A dead boy wrapped in a blanket was found in a cardboard box along a road. The body showed signs of physical abuse and severe malnutrition. (Details here.)

Sixty-five years later, police say they know who he was, and will announce his identity at a press conference on Thursday, December 7, 2022 (read story here). A forensic reconstruction of his appearance (from Wikipedia) is shown at right.

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