A 6-year-old boy’s body was found in February 1957 in the Fox Chase section of the city. Now 64 years later, we may be the closest yet to learning who America’s unknown child may be.
Ivy Hill Cemetery on the outskirts of Northwest Philadelphia is the final resting place for hundreds. Opposite the front gate, the first grave you see carries with it a deep mystery — this is the final resting place for “The Boy in the Box.”
Trinkets and flowers are left for the late 6-year-old victim. Cemetery workers meticulously care for the space that feels extra sacred.
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