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New details in 1976 cold case in Greece released

The NCMEC released a facial reconstruction showing how the child may have looked in life.

Greece, N.Y. - There is now a renewed effort to identify a child whose body was found in the basement of a Greece apartment complex 41 years ago.

DNA testing helped investigators learn this boy was between three and five years old at the time he died. They learned he spent his earliest years in the northwest part of the country, before moving to the southeast.

Who he is and how he died are still mysteries.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is now releasing a facial reconstruction showing how he may have looked when he was alive.

In 1976, his skeleton was found in the basement of an apartment complex on Winston Drive. It was inside a blue trunk and the boy was found wearing a pajama top and a plastic diaper. They believe he was placed in that trunk in 1975.

Now, investigators want to know if anyone can recall anything that may help them identify the boy.

“We’re asking them to go back to see if they can remember a family that had a child of this age that may have been sick or ill or had medical treatment because of the skull abnormality on the child's head,” Carol Schweitzer, supervisor of the Forensic Sciences Unit at The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, said. “I think is the most important thing right now, authorities are trying to find his name, try to identify his family.”

Investigators also believe this boy was unable to walk.

Greece police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, are now working on this case. You can contact them at http://www.missingkids.com/Contact

NCMEC put together a video of the cold case, including some of the new details gathered. Click here to watch the video.


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