Episode 9: The Boy in the Box

In February of 1957 the body of a young boy was found in a box in the woods near Susquehanna Road in Philadelphia. More than 60 years later, the identity of The Boy in the Box and the identity of his killer remain unknown. 

When the Boy was found, his body was photographed and flyers seeking information were distributed all over Philadelphia. Bill Fleisher and Barb Cohan were kids at the time. They saw the flyers, and the image of the boy's body was permanently etched in their minds. Fleisher became one of the founders of the Vidocq Society, a group of investigators, forensic scientists, and experts who help law enforcement solve crimes. Cohan, a former federal prosecutor, has been a member of the Vidocq Society for more than two decades. Walt Hunter covered the investigation into the Boy in the Box for all of his 30-plus year career as a Philadelphia investigative reporter. Now, he's the public voice and face of the Vidocq Society.

Cohan, Fleisher, Hunter, and the rest of the Vidocq Society have remained dedicated to solving the mystery of the Boy in the Box and putting a name on his gravestone. 

You can find the Philadelphia Police Department online at https://www.phillypolice.com/
Read more about the Vidocq Society: https://www.vidocq.org/

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