Body found in N.C. in 1998 may be of missing Georgia boy

Source: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

New discoveries suggest the body of a boy found in North Carolina in 1998 could be that of a boy missing from either Alabama or Georgia.

Skeletal remains of an unidentified boy were found in September of 1998 in Mebane, North Carolina and chemical isotope and pollen testing suggests he was not from the area but actually from either Alabama or Florida.

Because he was found in Mebane, N.C., he is being called "John Mebane Doe."

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has created a new facial reconstruction in hopes that someone will recognize him.

He is described as a white or Hispanic boy between 9 and 12 years-old at the time of his death. He was approximately 4'11" tall with a small build and had straight brown hair.

The boy was found wearing Khaki shorts, socks and black sneakers. He also had a small amount of cash in his pocket.

If you have any information or recognize the boy, you are asked to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Orange County, N.C. Sheriff’s Office at 919-644-3050.

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