The Boy Under the Billboard 

On September 25, 1998, the remains of an unidentified 8 - 13 year-old boy were found under a billboard along Interstate Highway 85 near Mebane, North Carolina. The cause of death is unknown. Investigators have been trying to solve this cold case for nearly two decades. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children commissioned new DNA testing which has revealed that the boy lived the last 5 or so years of his life in one of 6 states in the southern United States: Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi or Florida. 










Highway 85, Mebane, North Carolina  

Approximately 10 years old,

but if Hispanic could be as old as 11-12

Approximately 4' 7" - 4' 11"

Approximately 80 lbs.

Dark brown, about 3" to 4" in length

Tan shorts, tube socks and new size 3 sneakers.








Vital Statistics

*If you have any information about  this case contact: 


    Lieutenant Tim Horne

    Orange County Sheriff's Office



     You may remain anonymous.


Evidence found at the scene
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