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Philly's slain 'Boy in Box': 66 years later we know his name

 

December 9, 2022



His name was Joseph Augustus Zarelli.

Nearly 66 years after the battered body of a young boy was found stuffed inside a cardboard box, Philadelphia police say they have finally unlocked a central mystery in the city's most notorious cold case: The victim's identity.

Revealing the name to the public Thursday, authorities hope it will bring them a step closer to the boy's killer and give the victim — known to generations of Philadelphians as the "Boy in the Box" — a measure of dignity.

"When people think about the boy in the box, a profound sadness is felt, not just because a child was mu...



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