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Victim's rosary, shoes and sweater (mouse over to enlarge)
Date of Discovery: October 13, 1975
Location of Discovery: Woodside, San Mateo County, California
Estimated Date of Death: 1 to 3 years prior
State of Remains: Not recognizable - Near complete or complete skeleton
Cause of Death: Skull fracture
** Listed information is approximate
Estimated Age: 9-12 years old
Height: 4'7" to 5'0"
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Available. Extensive decay in the lower teeth suggesting the child had poor or no dental care prior to his death.
Fingerprints: Not available.
DNA: Not available. Sample not retained and location of remains unknown.
Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Dark blue sweater or jacket with snaps and a red/green/black/gray vertical striped liner, brown boots with three hooks and four eyelets with white oblique angled striping on soles and tranverse striping on the heels (size 7 - 7.5). The boots were missing laces.
Additional Personal Items: Wooden rosary beads with a cross pendant with white metal clasp; body/corpus and some wood beads are missing; "Italy" inscribed on the cross.
A hiker discovered the partial skeletal remains of a child 300 yards up a steep and heavily wooded gully west of Kings Mountain Road about 1/4 mile south of the Huddart Park entrance. The discovery was made between October 13-19, 1975, but the remains were not recovered until October 20th.
He may have been part of a migrant family working the circuit of seasonal harvests.
If you have any information about this case please contact;
Agency Name: San Mateo County Coroner's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 650-312-5562
Agency Name: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Agency Contact Person: Forensic Services Unit
Agency Phone Number: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Agency Case Number: ME: 75-936; NCMEC: 1167344
NCIC Case Number: U604069948
NamUs Case Number: UP #10524
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
San Mateo County Coroner's Office