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.
*If you have any information about this case contact:
Lieutenant Tim Horne
Orange County Sheriff's Office
You may remain anonymous.