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Vidocq Society with Bob Taft and Updates and Replay of America’s Unknown Child

He would be approximately 70years old today, although no one really  knows exactly how old he would be, because no one knows when he was born, or his name,or his parents or who is favorite comic book hero was. No one knows anything,. We only know him as The Boy in a Box, or America’s Unknown child. He is the  unidentified murder victim, 3 to 7 years old, whose naked, battered body was found in a cardboard box in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 25, 1957.

 

Gift Bob received from the Vidocq Society

 

 

I KNEW the building would look like this!!

 

 

WARNING: PICTURES BELOW MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME

 

 

 

 

Newest Grave stone, I hope it soon will say a name instead

 

 

 

 

Wanted Poster for information

Detectives lovingly dressed him for photos and his funeral

 

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Below is a  list of resources  used during the research and telling of this story. (partial) 

Information Credits:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_in_the_Box_(Philadelphia)

https://medium.com/the-mystery-box/decades-after-he-was-found-there-is-still-hope-for-americas-unknown-child-678ce17ff7ec

https://allthatsinteresting.com/boy-in-the-box

https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-and-theories-about-the-boy-in-the-box/cat-mcauliffe

Vidocq Society Believes They Are Close To Figuring Out ‘The Boy In The Box’ In 61-Year-Old Philly Cold Case

IMAGE CREDIT

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fallthatsinteresting.com%2Fboy-in-the-

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2FUnexplainedPhotos%2Fcomments%2F23cp6w%2Fknown_also_as_americas_unknown_child_the_boy_in%2F&psig=AOvVaw2AbIGFv3JkjtrqjTFHbpYO&ust=1638399775050000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAwQjhxqFwoTCODxwvqYwfQCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ

 

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fallthatsinteresting.com%2Fboy-in-the-box&psig=AOvVaw2AbIGFv3JkjtrqjTFHbpYO&ust=1638399775050000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAwQjhxqFwoTCODxwvqYwfQCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAO

 

Bob Taft

 

 

and of course Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Newspaperarchives, FamilySearch.org

 

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