Do you know me? Orange County (NC) authorities unveiled a three-dimensional facial reconstruction of a boy found dead near Mebane more than a decade ago.
The sculpture was made by forensic artist Frank Bender who has worked with “America’s Most Wanted” and the FBI.
The boy’s skeletal remains were found on Sept. 25, 1998, near the Buckhorn Road exit off Interstate 40/85 by a worker mowing under a highway billboard.
An autopsy determined the remains belonged to a white or Hispanic boy who appeared to be about 10 years old. He was about 4 feet, 11 inches tall and had dark brown hair about 3 to 4 inches long. White boys briefs, Polo-brand khaki shorts with a rider-and-horse emblem embroidered on cuff of a leg, white athletic socks and a pair of size 3 black-and-white athletic shoes with the brand “2XS” or “ZXS” were found on the remains.
“The clothing would indicate the child was well dressed, and he had some dental work. Someone cared for the child,” said Capt. Bobby Collins, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information in either Orange County case is asked to call Sheriff’s Investigator Tim Horne at 919-644-3050 or 919-942-6300 the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation at 1-888-813-8389.