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VA TYRONE DOE: BM, 3-6, found beaten & naked in creek in Lorton, VA - 13 June 1972

Discussion in 'Unidentified 1900 to 1979' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

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    On June 13, 1972 an unidentified boy was found in Massey Creek below the Old Colchester Road bridge in southern Fairfax County.

    The child was estimated to be between 3-6 years old. He stood about 4’00” tall and weighed approximately 50 pounds.

    The child had been deceased less than one day prior to being found.

    The image above was completed by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and is a reconstruction of what the child may have looked like in life.

    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMU/1104371/1


    On 06/13/72, the naked body of a black male child was found in Massey Creek near an I-95 exit near Lorton, in Southern Fairfax County, Virginia. Interval between death & discovery, 24-48 hours.

    DNA in Codis

    NAMUS - https://identifyus.org/en/cases/10859

    http://www.crimewatchers.net/forum/...72-someone-needs-to-pay-virginia-pls-rt.2083/
     
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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    http://fairfaxcountyjohndoe.homestead.com/

    On June 13, 1972 a 14 year old boy was pushing his bicycle to a nearby gas station on a country road to put air in his tire when he came across the body of a savagely beaten boy in a creek.

    The child was found in the shallow waters of Massey Creek on Old Colchester Road just off of Interstate 95 and not far from Fort Belvoir.

    He had suffered blunt force trauma injuries to the head and abrasions on his entire body, including old scars from obvious past physical abuse.

    He was stripped naked, but police found no evidence that he was sexually abused.

    The autopsy found that the boy had a full stomach indicating he likely ate a meal prior to the ruthless, brutal beating that ultimately ended his short, innocent life.

    The child's face was so battered, it required a forensic artist to reconstruct police photos taken of the child in an attempt to restore what the child may have appeared to look like while alive.

    At the time of his death, police checked teletypes for missing children through out the East Coast, but none matched.

    Investigators named this child "Tyrone", but would like to rightfully return him his true identity.

    The child was buried by a local Alexandria Christian charitable association.
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Forces across nation strive to solve ’72 beating death of boy
    Jan 2009

    On June 13, 1972, a 14-year-old boy was pushing his bicycle to a nearby gas station on a country road to put air in his tire when he came across the body of a savagely beaten boy in a creek.

    Nearly 40 years later, police have yet to identify the dead child or find his killer. But their search continues.

    “There is always hope,” Fairfax County police Officer Shelley Broderick said.

    Police have taken DNA samples and placed them in the FBI’s National Missing Person DNA Database, and recently produced a lifelike photo of the boy in the hopes that someone will recognize his face and come forward with information that could help solve this case.

    “Unfortunately, this is a very old case, one of our oldest, but there’s the off chance that a grandmother may remember the face or someone sees his picture and says, ‘That’s my cousin,’ ” Nance said. “We still keep looking.”
     
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Even 45 years later, someone needs to pay for what happened to this boy. Somebody knows who he is. :(
     
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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    You can say that again! Let's get his picture out there, everyone!
     
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  6. TripleA

    TripleA Zoo Keeper

    It is so sad that a sweet innocent boy was brutally beaten to death. IMO it was likely done by a family member which is why he was not reported as missing. Grandparents of a child this age in '72 (would put birth year around '66-69) would likely be deceased or quite old at this point. I am a '70 baby and my Gram was 88 this year. Maybe there is an aunt or uncle out there who knows of a missing nephew from that area and time frame. Poor baby. :(
     
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8951636

    Birth: unknown
    Death: Jun., 1972
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    Tyrone is the name invesigators gave to this little guy.

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    Cold Case File 461UMVA
    The victim was discovered on June 13, 1972 near Lorton, Fairfax County, Virginia.
    Vital Statistics:
    African-American Male
    Estimated age: 3 - 6 years old
    Approximate Height & Weight: 4'0" (122 cm); 50 lbs (23 kg)
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown eyes; black hair.
    Dentals: N/A
    Clothing: N/A
    Case History: On June 13, 1972, the body of this unidentified child was found in Massey Creek, near an I-95 exit in Southern Fairfax County, Virginia. He was beaten severely about the head and thrown in the water naked.

    Visit his website here: Little John Doe

    Burial:
    Unknown
    Specifically: Virginia
     
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    Akoya Bronze Member

  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://fairfaxcountyjohndoe.homestead.com/

    On June 13, 1972 a 14 year old boy was pushing his bicycle to a nearby gas station on a country road to put air in his tire when he came across the body of a savagely beaten boy in a creek.
    The child was found in the shallow waters of Massey Creek on Old Colchester Road just off of Interstate 95 and not far from Fort Belvoir.
    He had suffered blunt force trauma injuries to the head and abrasions on his entire body, including old scars from obvious past physical abuse.
    He was stripped naked, but police found no evidence that he was sexually abused.
    The autopsy found that the boy had a full stomach indicating he likely ate a meal prior to the ruthless, brutal beating that ultimately ended his short, innocent life.
    The child's face was so battered, it required a forensic artist to reconstruct police photos taken of the child in an attempt to restore what the child may have appeared to look like while alive.
    At the time of his death, police checked teletypes for missing children through out the East Coast, but none matched.
    Investigators named this child "Tyrone", but would like to rightfully return him his true identity.
    The child was buried by a local Alexandria Christian charitable association.
     
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  10. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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  11. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    OLD COLCHESTER RD, LORTON, VA

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  12. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/c...ginia-creek-remains-a-mystery/article/2501575

    Cold case: Identity of child in Virginia creek remains a mystery

    By SCOTT MCCABE • 7/8/12 12:00 AM


    On June 13, 1972, a teenager pushing his bicycle on a country road near Fort Belvoir rolled up on the body of badly beaten boy.

    Forty years later, police have yet to identify the dead child or find his killer. But their search continues.

    Police have taken DNA samples and placed them in the FBI's National Missing Persons DNA Database.

    The Alexandria-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children created a computer-assisted facial reconstruction of the child to produce a lifelike photo of the boy in the hopes that someone will recognize his face and come forward with information that could help solve this case.


    It's one of NCMEC's oldest cases.

    The child was found in Massey Creek on Old Colchester Road just off of Interstate 95.

    Police believe the boy was between 3 and 6-years-old. He was about 4 feet tall and weighed 50 pounds.

    He had suffered blunt force trauma injuries to the head and abrasions, and was naked, but police found no evidence that he was sexually abused.

    The autopsy found that the boy had a full stomach, indicating that he probably ate breakfast that morning, perhaps at one of the nearby restaurants along I-95.

    At the time of his death, police checked Teletypes for missing children up and down the East Coast, but none matched the description of the boy found in Massey Creek.

    Anyone with information, can contact NCMEC on its 24-hour Hotline: 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678), or the Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers never have to give their names or appear in court.


    smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com
     
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  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

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    Lorton, Virginia
     
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  15. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    I just saw this pop up in the header banner... Jeez, poor little kid. I agree, it was probably a family member did this, going on the evidence of previous abuse. How could anyone do that, and then throw him out like garbage? Idk. :(

    I wonder if they'd ever be able to get DNA off his remains, all these years later? Given that it's likely family did this, I'd lay a bet they're not the nicest people on earth... maybe a relative is on a criminal database somewhere? Or even on a heritage site (there's a chance he was snatched by a pedo, as well, sometimes they keep kids.. until they don't..).

    Seems to me DNA is the best shot at ID'ing the poor child.
     
  16. KareBear

    KareBear Well-Known Member

    :vigil: Poor little guy... he deserved better from this life.. :(
     

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