The Doe Network: International Center for Unidentified & Missing Persons
Case File: 2553UMMA

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Artistic rendering of the victim

Unidentified Male

  • Date of Discovery: October 6, 1988
  • Location of Discovery: Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
  • Estimated Date of Death: A few days prior
  • State of Remains: Unknown
  • Cause of Death: Homicide by gunshot
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

  • Estimated Age: 14-16 years old
  • Race: Black, possibly of Jamaican ancestry.
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 128-132 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black, cropped short.
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Unknown
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Unknown
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: A gray sweater, a blue shirt, a pair of blue jeans, red underwear, white socks, and a pair of white Avia sneakers.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Case History

    The victim's body was found in a wooded area off of Eldon Street with the body of a another teenager. He may have gone by the name Clayton.

    Boston Police believe that both boys may be from Bronx, New York.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Boston Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Homicide / Cold Case Unit / Detective John F. Cronin
  • Agency Phone Number: 617-343-5837 or 617-343-4200
  • Agency Name: CrimeStoppers Tip Line
  • Agency Contact Person: N/A
  • Agency Phone Number: 800-494-TIPS or if you have information you may text "TIP" to CRIME (27463)

  • Agency Case Number: NCMEC: 1184477
  • NCIC Case Number: U0500028280
  • NamUs Case Number: Not listed
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Savage Watch - Massachusett's Cold Cases

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    Added: 2/23/15; Last Updated: 2/23/15 - By: DD / Unidentified Persons Coordinator

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