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