Monday, July 1, 2019

Still Unsolved...!

Sometimes we just can't find a way to solve a crime, even using all of the modern tools we have today. Here is one such story from Listverse.

The Boy in the Box

In 1957, an unidentified Caucasian male, probable age 4 to 6 years, whose nude body, wrapped in a cheap flannel blanket, was found lying face up inside a large cardboard carton just a few feet from the edge of Susquehanna Road in Northeast Philadelphia. The body was dry and clean. The boy’s arms were carefully folded across his stomach. The finger and toenails had been recently trimmed short and neat. His hair had been cut recently – very close to the head, in a crude, hurried way, perhaps as a deliberate attempt to conceal the child’s identity. Small clumps of cut hair clung to his entire body, suggesting that someone had groomed him while he was unclothed, probably either shortly before or immediately after death. There were many bruises all over the child’s body; particularly on the head and face. All of the bruises appeared to have been inflicted at the same time. Despite recent DNA investigations in to the crime, it remains unsolved.

Seems to me that many clues were there to at least find out the identity of the poor victim.

Coffee out on the patio this morning!


linda m said...

ad storm here yesterday with rain all week. where's my ARK?

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Getting water logged, are ya?Thanks for stopping by today!

Mamahen said...

I agree with your thinking that these days, it would seem hey should be able to identify this poor boy...We had the first dry weekend, since late Febuary, this weekend, but it was pretty warm for our area. Its pretty pleasant this morning, although they are saying it will be around 90° this afternoon.

JO said...

I agree in this day with all the technology that they can not use the DNA to trace his family. So sad.

Patio for a wee bit the heat is already crankin up this morning

Sixbears said...

It's sad and it makes one wonder.

Beautiful weather here finally. Low 80s during the day and high 50s at night.