The way he was dressed insinuates that he died in the winter months (November 1998 - January 1999, or 1-3 months before being discovered). Maybe there was a preschooler or elementary student that someone remembers going home for Thanksgiving or Christmas break and never coming back? After his disappearance was noted by teachers, someone could have given an excuse that they were planning on putting him in a different school or homeschooling him after classes resumed, which could quell suspicion to some extent. Also, the medicine in his system, the lack of obvious trauma, and the fact this child seemed oddly well taken care of (compared to other young children who are found dead under suspicious circumstances and go unidentified for decades) make me wonder if perhaps this was a sickly child who died of natural causes? If this was the case, though, and foul play was not directly involved, why was the death not reported? I also remember hearing that a hysterical woman contacted authorities about this case, saying that the victim's name was Cabell Brown before hanging up. The call was traced back to somewhere in (Central?) Florida. EDIT AGAIN: Found the article: Defunct link from a 17-year-old post on this website: DEKALB COUNTY (ATLANTA) UNIDENTIFIED JOHN DOE Edit again: The Fall Line mentioned the Christmas break theory almost exactly as I mentioned it, which was freaky to hear.