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With the angels

 

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Oct. 30, 1957
Los Angeles

In the last few hours of his life, the young boy was unable to tell anyone who he was.

A newspaper circulation worker found him lying naked in a driveway at 1459 N. Main St., where someone had thrown him from a car. He was African American, 3 or 4 years old, about 3 feet, 6 inches tall, weighed 40 pounds and was emaciated and covered with scars, The Times said. He was taken to General Hospital, where he died.

The Times never followed up on this story, so we don't know any more about it. According to the 1956 online city directory, he was found next to the Angel Market, 1457 N. Main St.

Rest in peace, John Doe, ????-Oct. 29, 1957.

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