On February 25, 1957, the nude, badly bruised body of a young boy was found in a cardboard box in trash-strewn woods of north Philadelphia. Posters of the "e;Boy in the Box"e; soon dotted the city and police stations nationwide-to no avail. In November 1998 the remains were exhumed for DNA analysis, and the boy was reburied as "e;America's Unknown Child."e; The Boy in the Box is the first book to examine America's most famous unsolved case of child murder-one that led to the "e;Stranger Danger"e; child safety campaign and a Law & Order episode. Written in a fast-paced style and featuring never-before-seen photos, it examines half a century of shocking and mysterious events surrounding the discovery of the body. David Stout presents a timeline interwoven with flashbacks, theories, media reports, first-hand interviews, and urban myths-taking us back to the year America lost its innocence forever.
Boy in the Box
The Unsolved Case of America's Unknown Child