Joseph Augustus Zarelli-Formally America’s Unknown Child

Thursday, December 8, 2022, Philadelphia police along with Identifinders announced the name so many have been waiting to hear. America’s Unknown Child (The Boy in the Box) was named. Joseph Augustus Zarelli was born January 15, 1953, making him 4 years, one month and 10 days old the day his battered, broken and abused body was found in the Fox Chase section of Philadelphia, PA. We are closer to finding out what happened to him and who committed this heinous crime, but for now, we are going to be happy he got his name back, something detectives 65 years ago had always hoped for.


(all opinions in the episode are that, just opinions and theories, the names of his parents are all conjecture and in no way indicate an absolute or definitive answer as to who Josephs biological parents are)


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