Monday, February 19, 2018

Monday Mystery With The Boy In The Box...!

How very sad it is when the body of a young person is found and, despite all attempts, the body is never identified.

I'm constantly surprised at how cruel we can be with one another at times. In my mind, there can never be any excuse for the harming of a child.

Boy in the Box

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

On February 25, 1957, a trapper in the Fox Chase area of Philadelphia, PA stumbled upon a blanket-covered body stuffed into a cardboard box. Although he kept silent to avoid having his traps confiscated, a passing college student later reported the body. The naked victim was four to six years old with signs of severe malnourishment, a lifetime of beatings, and recently shorn hair. Further searches unearthed a child’s cap, scarf, and handkerchief, while media attention brought forth several confessions.

Most strikingly, one woman claimed her abusive mother had purchased, tortured, and accidentally murdered the boy before dumping his body. In 2016, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children added his facial reconstruction to their database, but, to this day, the identity and death of “America’s Unknown Child” remains a mystery.

There is really nothing else I can say. Crimes against children will never be excused, in my way of thinking.

Coffee out on the patio once again. Gotta love it!


Mamahen said...

So very sad!

Momlady said...

People who abuse children so shouldn't be allowed to exist. I think we have your rain here in GA. Will be happy when Spring finally arrives.

linda m said...

There just isn't any excuse for child abuse and no punishment great enough either.

JO said...

How very sad this is. And to get away with such a horrible act is just sickening. Hope those responsible for this or any child abuse suffer in hell.

Windy and cold with huge clouds for yet another big day of rain. See you on the patio

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
Yes, it is!
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

Hey Momlady...
I have to agree with you about that!
Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Linda...
How true, how true.
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Jo...
Makes me ill as well.
Thanks sweetie, for dropping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

And the body of dead male child washed up on the beach at Galveston back in October. To me, harm to children is the worst possible crime.