Unidentified White/Hispanic Male
* The victim was discovered on February 5, 2005 in Queens, New York City, Queens County, New York
* Estimated Date of Death: Weeks prior to discovery
* Cause of Death: The police ruled the death a homicide after discovering several broken bones in his torso.
* Estimated age: 1-5 years old
* Approximate Height and Weight: 3'0" (91 cm); 28 lbs (13 kg)
* Distinguishing Characteristics: Black hair. Healing trauma to right humerus (reactive bone), unhealed fractures to ribs and vertebrae.
* Clothing: Wrapped in a Dundee-brand Disney crib sheet decorated with cartoon characters (Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy) and letters of the alphabet.
* AKA: John Valentine
The remains of this male child were found on Rockaway Beach in New York, New York on February 5, 2005.
He likely washed ashore, discovered on a section of Rockaway Beach near Beach 112th Street, tangled in seaweed, debris and horseshoe crabs.
His body had been placed into a nautical-style canvas duffel bag, which at some point may have had a drawstring on top.
Police believe he may have been murdered and tossed into the ocean by someone on a ship or possibly overseas.
If you have any information about this case please contact:
New York City Police Department
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