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Artistic renderings of the victim; Victim's shoes
Date of Discovery: September 25, 1998
Location of Discovery: Mebane, Orange County, North Carolina
Estimated Date of Death: Several months prior - as early as April 1998
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Unknown
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 10-12 years old
Race: White, possibly Hispanic
Height: 4'7" to 4'11"
Weight: 50-80 lbs.
Hair Color: Dark brown, straight, fine and 3 to 4" in length
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Available. He had no dental fillings but teeth 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 29, 30 had preventative sealants on the surfaces to help prevent cavities and decay: no cavities; teeth 4, 13, 20 decidious. He had a slight overbite and his upper canine teeth were high erupting canines, which are commonly referred to as "fang teeth." These teeth may have been noticeable to others when he smiled or spoke.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Available in CODIS.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Khaki Fox Polo Club shorts (size 13 with a 27" waist), white tube socks, white brief underwear, and black and white 2XS Sports athletic shoes (size 3) with very little wear. No shirt was found.
Additional Personal Items: Cash of $50 inside short's pockets (two $20s and one $10).
The child's body was found near a billboard sign along Industrial Drive which is a service road adjacent to Interstate 85 and Interstate 40, although not immediately or easily accessible from the interstate.
There were no signs of foul play, no trauma to the body, and no blood on the clothing.
He may have been part of a migrant worker group that populates the area every harvest.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (North Carolina)
Agency Contact Person: Clyde Gibbs
Agency Phone Number: 1-919-966-2253
Agency Name: Orange County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Tim Horne
Agency Phone Number: 919-644-3050
Agency Case Number: ME: 98-6796; NCMEC: 1104001
NCIC Case Number: U174662253
NamUs Case Number: UP #5971
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
Orange County Sheriff's Office
NC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
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