The Boy in the Box Mystery

Pictures and Maps

The mystery began on Feb 25, 1957 with a small boy's body being found in a cardboard box, off Susquehanna Rd.- west of Verree Rd. in the Fox Chase area of Philadelphia.


View of the box with the unknown boy's blanket-wrapped body still inside.

(Photo credit: Detective Tom Augustine of the Philadelphia police department has generously granted us exclusive permission to publish this original crime scene photograph from the official case files.)


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Two photos of the unknown boy dressed in typical children's clothing. An attempt by detectives to make him "more recognizable".



Medical Examiner's Photos

WARNING: The photographs on this page may be too shocking for some visitors.


Pictures of Evidence


Artists' Renderings



The Original Burial and Grave


Please note that there are additional photos in the Newspaper Archives.