January 29, 2023
Philadelphia's oldest homicide case's victim is finally identified

(Left to Right) Assistant District Attorney Ashley Toczylowski, Keyna Drinks, widow of murder victim Kevin Drinks, Assistant District Attorney Christian Wynne, and Kathy Lees, Victim Witness Coordinator, shown here outside City Hall, in Philadelphia,Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The women gathered here with Keyna Drinks worked to get justice for her. Recently the four men who were responsible for her husband’s death were convicted.

‘Boy in the box’: Philadelphia’s oldest homicide case’s victim is finally identified

Thanks to detective work and DNA testing, a young child who was killed more than 60 years ago has now been recognized, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

A small boy was discovered dead in a box on February 25, 1957, in northeast Philadelphia.

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The “kid in the box” murder case is the oldest unsolved homicide in Philadelphia.

 Philadelphia's oldest homicide case's victim is finally identified

The boy’s identification will be revealed at a news conference on Thursday at 11 a.m. by officials including Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Philadelphia County Medical Examiner Dr. Constance DiAngelo, and Dr. Colleen Fitzpatrick of Identifinders International.