Friday, May 20, 2022

Unidentified John Doe - Fairfax County, Virginia 1972

 By Dark Sleuth

(Source: NCMEC)

On June 13, 1972, a teenager in Lorton, Virginia made a terrible discovery.  The body of a little boy was found below the Old Colchester Road bridge in Giles Run creek, then known as Massey Creek.  

The child was naked and none of his clothes were found nearby.  He was the victim of a beating, having suffered severe-blunt force injuries to the head.  Police believe he likely died 24 to 48 hours before his body was discovered.  His estimated age was 3 to 6 years old.   

I was not able to find much information on this case, which is both sad and surprising.  It needs more attention.  Local tv stations in Virginia should cover it. 

According to The Doe Network, his DNA is on file and can be used for comparisons.  

Physical Characteristics:

Estimated Age: 3-6

Sex: Male

Race: Black

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Estimated Height:  4 ft

Estimated Weight: 50 lbs

Distinguishing trait: circumcised 

If you have any information on this case please contact:

Fairfax County Police Cold Case Unit: 703-246-7511

Fairfax County Crime Solvers: 1-866-411-8477 

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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678

Sources of Information:

Case Profiles:

NamUS #10859:

NCMEC #1104371:

The Doe Network #461UMVA:

News Reports:

Monday, May 16, 2022

Henry Baltimore, Jr. - MSU Drum Major missing from East Lansing, MI since 1973



In January 2021, filmmaker Andrew Acciaioli uploaded a great short documentary, What Happened to Henry? to YouTube.  It contains family photos, interviews and important information on the case from investigators.   

Original Dark Sleuth post from May 2016:

Henry Baltimore, Jr. was a drum major at Michigan State University
when he went missing on May 30, 1973.  
(Source: NamUs)

Henry Baltimore, Jr. had a bright future ahead of him. His family described him as "a leader, yet a fun-loving young man." These were the same qualities that made him a drum major at Michigan State University, where he studied music.  

On May 30, 1973, the 21-year-old college junior disappeared and was never seen again.