50 Years Later, Search Still on for New Jersey Boy

William Jones disappeared from home at age 3, but search continues

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 21, 2012 10:07 AM CST

(Newser) – William "Billy" Jones disappeared almost exactly 50 years ago while playing with his sister in the snow outside their New Jersey home—and local police and the FBI are still looking for him, reports Fox News. No body was ever found, raising the possibility that he was not killed, but instead raised by someone else, perhaps an adult who had recently lost a child. "It’s a gut feeling for me, I know he’s still alive," said Billy's sister Jill, now 52 years old. "There’s never been a body found, never been anything found. I don’t believe he’s dead."

"There's not a lot of the family left," an FBI agent tells Fox. "That has also impacted the investigation. Only his sister remains." Fox shares a few potentially identifying details: He had a vaccination scar on the rear of his left arm that looked like a giraffe; he loved the family dog, named Babycakes. Interesting side note: The local police detective who reportedly reopened the case in 2009 had not been born when Billy went missing.

William Billy Jones was just 3 years old when he went missing in 1962. The image on the left is an age-processed approximation of what Billy might look like today.
William "Billy" Jones was just 3 years old when he went missing in 1962. The image on the left is an age-processed approximation of what Billy might look like today.   (FBI.gov)
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