Do you recognize this child? His body was found in the Detroit River 11 years ago

Body recovered upriver from Belle Isle Bridge

Detroit John Doe 2011 (NCMEC)

DETROIT – The identity of a boy found dead in the Detroit River 11 years ago is still unknown.

The boy is estimated to have been between 13 to 19 years old when he died.

His body was recovered just upriver from the Belle Isle Bridge in Detroit on July 5, 2011.

He was found wearing black jean shorts and a white jersey with yellow and brown stripes and “Brooklyn” written across the chest.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created digital reconstructions of the shirt and what he may have looked like.

Estimated Age13-19
Estimated Height5′5′'
Estimated Weight140 lbs

Anyone with information should contact the Detroit Police Department.

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