Vimal Patel reports on how DNA has finally solved a 60-year-old mystery: the identity of a boy killed in a car crash.
They called him “Unknown Boy.”
The blue-eyed hitchhiker with olive skin drowned when the car he was riding in crashed through the rail of a bridge and plunged into the Cahaba River in Bibb County, Ala., on March 27, 1961, according to an F.B.I. report. The driver survived the crash and offered a few details about the boy but not enough to identify him.
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