Boy in the box, still unidentified
Somewhere A Litfle Boy ,ls Missing From Home PHILADELPHIA (UP) Somewhere in this country a little boy is missing from his home. He is a nice looking child between four and six years old. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He weighs between 35 and 40 pounds. He's slender and thin - faced. He's dead. His body, battered 'brutally, was found 15 days ago in a cardboard box in the Fox Chase section of this city. Police have tried every method at their command to learn his identity, but have run up against a blank wall. No one knows who he is. Police have two theories. They believe he was murdered - by his parents or guardians or he was taken from some other part of the country and his body was dumped here. The city's chief medical examiner, Dr Joseph W. Spelman, who conducted the autopsy, said the boy finitely was murdered. He said , he e were bruises all over the body, particularly on the head, legs Theolice laboratory learned a lot about the boy. Their investigations showed he apparently came from a good home because he had been well cared for. He was 41 inches tall. He might have had a defect in his left eye but he did not wear glasses. He had injured his chin at one time, leaving an "L" shaped scar under' his chin. When found, his body was wrapped in a cheap cotton flannel blanket which had been ripped in half. The blanket was a green plaid with diamonds and blocks in rust, brown and white. All the colors were faded. His hair had been crudely cut short, possibly to conceal his identity. If that was the motive fop the amateur haircut, it has succeeded thus far. But, his identity is still a mys tery. Police say1 they are stumped They wonder Jiow the disappear ance of a little boy can be con cealed so well. Everything in the quest of his Identity has failed. Thousands have viewed the body at the morgue, but none knew him. The question still remains: "Whose boy is this?"