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unidentified: the boy in the box

In February 1957, 18-year-old John Powrozrik was checking his muskrat traps down a quiet and isolated road, Susquehanna Road in Fox Chase, Philadelphia. Whilst he was there, he spotted a box containing a dead body, however, due to the fact his traps were illegal he did not report his discovery. A few days later, a student named Fredrick Benosis was along the lane spying on young, religious women from the Good Sheperd School. He did not report his discovery of the box as he was worried about what the police may say regarding the reason he was there, however, a day later he decided to go to the police and report the body he had found wrapped in a plaid blanket, stuffed in a box.


The police opened the investigation into the boy in the box on February 26, 1957. A caucasian male, around the age of 4 to 6 years old whose nude body was wrapped in a flannel blanket, dry and clean, lying face up in a large cardboard box. The boy's arms were folded across his stomach with the child being abo…