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.
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.