A cold case dubbed “Boy in a bundle” has been solved. The case was unsolved from 1963 until now.
According to Your Basin News, in the summer of 1963, a fisherman on Keene Creek in Oregon hooked a small wrapped bundle. Inside the bundle was the fully clothed body of a young boy. There was an inner blanket, and wrapped on the outside very carefully was a patchwork quilt covered with wire, in order to make a very tight package.
No one came forward with information, and the case went unsolved. The body of the little boy was buried at Medford’s Hillside Cemetery.
The headstone with the inscription, “Baby Doe, known only to God,” always haunted Detective Fagan, who is now retired, according to Your Basin News.
In 2009, Detective Fagan told reporters that “we are not interested in prosecuting this case. We have a responsibility to identify the unidentified remains and that’s what this case is about.”
According to Your Basin News, detectives exhumed the body and obtained DNA from the femur. They submitted it for matches but nothing came back, until now.
Koin News reported that a private company contracted to check DNA with companies like 23AndMe confirmed a match. The little boy was then identified as Stevie Crawford.
According to Koin News, Stevie Crawford had relatives in New Mexico who told detectives that the boy had Downs Syndrome. His mother returned from a trip and allegedly told family members that they wouldn’t have to worry about Stevie anymore.
The mother of Stevie has since died, according to Koin News.
Fagan told WWLP News that Stevie’s family members are planning on returning his remains from Medford back to New Mexico to be buried in a family plot.