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NCMEC asking for help identifying child remains found in 1998
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NORTH CAROLINA - The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (North Carolina) along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public's assistance to identify remains that were found in Orange County 1998.

On Sept. 25, 1998, skeletal remains of an unidentified boy were found in Mebane, North Carolina. He was found in heavy brush near a billboard sign along Industrial Drive which is a service road adjacent to the Westbound lanes of Interstate 85 and Interstate 40.

The child had been deceased at this location for several months.

The remains were identified as a male, 9-12 years old. His race is Caucasian or Hispanic.

He stood approximately 4 feet 11 inches tall and had straight brown hair.

The boy had no dental fillings but some teeth had preventative sealant placed on them to help prevent cavities and decay. He had a slight overbite and his upper canine teeth were high erupting canines, commonly referred to as “fang teeth.”

The child was found wearing Khaki shorts, socks and black sneakers. A small amount of cash was found inside his pocket.

Chemical isotope and pollen testing have revealed that the boy was likely not from North Carolina but from the U.S. Southeast with the highest potential from Alabama and Georgia.

The images displayed are a facial reconstruction created by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and depicts what the boy may have looked like in life.