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1377UMWI - Unidentified Male

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Sketch of the victim; Clothing worn by the victim; Victim's headstone

Date of Discovery: March 8, 1921
Location of Discovery: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Estimated Date of Death: Up to several months prior
State of Remains: Unknown
Cause of Death: Homicide

Physical Description

Estimated Age: 5-7 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 3'6"
Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Unknown
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: He was well dressed in good quality clothes: Patent leather shoes with cloth tops, gray Bradley sweater, underwear (size 6), light blouse, and black lightweight stockings. No overcoat was located.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery

The body of the young boy was found floating in the O'Laughlin Quarry (now Waukesha Lime and Stone). He had been struck in the head before being thrown into the water.

About five weeks before the body was found, a man and woman in an automobile stopped and asked an employee of the quarry if anyone had seen a young boy. The woman was crying and wearing a red coat. The couple was never heard from again.

He was laid out for viewing in the funeral home and a $1000 reward was offered in efforts to identify him.

The boy was dubbed "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and was laid to rest in the Prairie Home Cemetery.

Police investigated whether the body was that of Homer Lemay. Lemay's father stated that the child had been killed in a car accident after being taken to South America by acquantances who had adopted him. Investigators could find no record of Homer Lemay being killed in South America.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Waukesha Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 262-524-3762
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Not listed

Information Source(s)

Wikipedia - Little Lord Fauntleroy
Find a Grave
Unsolved in the News
Milwaukee Sentinel News Archive - April 15, 1949

Admin Notes

Added: 1/27/10; Last Updated: 5/26/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information may be estimated.

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