|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 2002, Mexico|
|Death: ||Oct. 8, 2005|
Law enforcement officials at the DuPage County Sheriff's Office called him "Johnny Doe" and "our little boy." The Doe Network nicknamed him "Little Boy Blue."
His gravestone reads simply, "Son / Unknown – but not forgotten." It's marked with the date his remains were found two years ago inside a blue canvas laundry bag hidden beneath a cluster of trees in an unincorporated area near Ferry and Meadow roads.
On Monday afternoon,October 15th 2007 more than 100 people remembered the unidentified little boy as he was laid to rest at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.
Mourners included members of the sheriff's office, the DuPage County Funeral Director's Association and people from across the area who said they have been touched by the boy's story. Sheriff John Zaruba and DuPage County Coroner Peter Siekmann were among the four pallbearers who carried his tiny white-and-gold casket to its final resting place, and detectives Joe Del Guidice and John Gradus laid a wreath of white and blue flowers at the gravesite.
"This case is open until we find a name and a reason why," "We owe it to him."
Officials said they believe the boy was between 3 and 5 years old when he died. He weighed between 25 and 30 pounds and stood 3 feet, 2 inches tall. He may have been of Hispanic, East Indian or American Indian descent.
Olmedo was identified through DNA comparison after his sister revealed while in foster care that she believed that the unidentified body was her brother, as her grandmother had told her in 2006 that he had been murdered a month before his third birthday. His demise is allegedly due to the abuse of their stepfather and his mother.
Atcel's parents returned from Mexico to the United States without Atcel. His sister asked the whereabouts of her brother. She noticed that when ever the missing Atcel was mentioned his siblings would be beaten by the parents.Officials have been unable to locate his mother and stepfather, who may have fled to Mexico. Neither of the suspected perpetrators of the crime have been officially charged, which is why their names have not been released. After Atcel was identified, the boy's name was finally added to the headstone which also states the date his remains were found and the inscription "Son, Unknown, but not forgotten".An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the killers.
Created by: Scott McManimen
Record added: Oct 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22233125
Added: Aug. 29, 2016
How I would love to have you for a baby brother who I could love, protect and take care of like my very own. Rest in peace, beautiful beloved child. You are forever safe in God's loving arms.|
Added: Aug. 17, 2016
God Bless, Little One.|
Added: Jun. 22, 2016
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