More than four decades after the remains of a little boy were discovered, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children hopes new technology could unlock his story.
The child's body was found in early March 1976. His tiny remains were in a blue metal storage trunk, in the basement of an apartment complex in Greece, New York, just outside Rochester.
Until recently, even the gender of the child was undetermined.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children worked with Greece Police Department to test the child's DNA and learned the child was male. He was likely 3 to 5 years old at the time of his death.
Investigators looked closely at the skeletal remains and found additional new clues. He had a prominent bulge on the back left region of his skull. The cause of the abnormality isn't clear, but the examiners determined the child likely wasn't able to walk and had developmental deficiencies.
The little boy with brown hair was found wearing a light blue pajama top with a deer design on its left chest. A plastic diaper was fastened with two stainless steel diaper pins.
Artists used facial reconstruction technology to create a likeness of what the child may have looked like in life.