Bust by Frank Bender 2/8/10
No one knows who I am. Do you?
I am about 10 to 11 years old, or that's how old I was when they found me in the brush. I guess I was there near the edge of that wooded area for a couple months before someone found me.
On September 25, 1998, some guy cutting the bushes around a billboard found my skeleton. It was near Interstate 85 in Hillsborough, Mebane, North Carolina.
The cops that investigated my death said I was just dumped there. The bad people who dumped me didn't even cover me up or anything. I'm only 10 but I think that SUCKS. What did I ever do? Could I have been that bad that you would kill me and leave me on the side of the road like unwanted trash? I was just a kid!
Important Stuff To Know About Me:
I'm a male, white (maybe Hispanic or mix), 4'11, weighed 50 lbs, brown hair, with unknown eye color, about 10 to 11 years old.
They found a pair of Fox Polo Club brand khaki shorts, underwear and white tube socks still inside a pair of black, size three athletic shoes. There was no mention of a shirt.
Additional Facts To Know:
The Newsobserver reported that this case was to be featured on America's Most Wanted, but the 911 happened. This blogger couldn't find a record on AMW.com that shows this case was or wasn't featured. Chances are it wasn't.
The Doe Network reported that I "had sealants on the surfaces of the following teeth: 3, 4, 13, 14, 19, 29, 30; no cavities; teeth 4, 13, 20 decidious." Also that I had $50 in my pockets, specifically "2 $20s, 1 $10."
Many theories have been bounced around about me. They say that maybe I was the child of migrant workers, possibly illegals. Something bad happened my parents got scared and had to leave me. I don't believe that happened to me. It doesn't make sense. If my parents left me there, why didn't they bury me? On those old movies I used to watch when you bury someone you love you leave a stone, I think they call it a marker. Why didn't my parents do that for me?
Maybe my parents don't know I'm dead at all. Maybe I was stolen. Maybe I made a mistake and ran away. If I did, I didn't mean to.
I think I was scared and sad. You know right before it happened, right before I died.
I want my parents to know about me. I want to know my name.
Will you help me find my name? Will you help me rest in peace? Please tell as many people as you know to view my picture and see if they know me. If they have any information call the police. PLEASE!
If you know anything about this child please contact the authorities.
You may remain anonymous when submitting information.
Orange County Sheriff's Office
NCMEC #: NCMU400069
NCIC Number: U-174662253
VIEW HIS PROFILE DATA AT A GLANCE: Orange North Carolina John Doe September 1998