JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is releasing new information for a young…
DNA testing reveals more information about boy whose remains were found in 2014The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) along with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) is releasing new information for a young boy that was found deceased in 2014.
In January 2014, contractors working along a mid-central Mississippi creek in Sharkey County discovered a skull in a drainage canal. No other remains were found, aside from the small child’s skull. Initial analysis suggested that the boy was between five to seven years old and may have been deceased for several years. No missing child reports matched the description of the remains and law enforcement has continued to pursue the investigation by utilizing new technology over the years.
Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office has teamed with Othram, a DNA testing company and NCMEC to determine if advanced DNA testing might help reveal more about the young boy’s identity.
In January 2021, preliminary DNA test results from Othram now indicate that the young boy was African American and that he likely has relatives from Sharkey County, Mississippi, or the surrounding areas. NCMEC additionally coordinated carbon dating through the University of Arizona on the skeletal remains which suggests the young boy was born between 2000-2004 and likely died between 2007-2012.
A new sketch may hold clues to identifying a boy whose skeletal remains were found in a Mississippi creek.
Officials are hoping new developments in the case where a child’s body was found in Sharkey County in 2014 might finally lead to the identity of the child and more answers to his death. Monday, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, along with the Mississippi Bureau of...
On January 8, 2014 the skull of a young child was found in Sharkey County, Mississippi. To this day, no one knows who he was!
Advanced DNA tests have confirmed the child is an African American male and he likely has relatives from the same general area in Mississippi in which he was found. Additional forensic testing has revealed that the young boy was born between...
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