"John Valentine" is the nickname given to a child who was found murdered in 2005.
The body of a boy, placed in a duffel bag and wrapped in a sheet, was found on Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York. His cause of death has not been specifically stated, but it is being investigated as a homicide after discovering multiple unhealed fractures to his ribs and vertebrae. His head has never been found, but authorities do not believe he was decapitated. It is likely that his head had separated due to postmortem disarticulation in water or was damaged by fish.
Investigators suspect that he may have been disposed of on a boat, or the murder may have happened overseas.
- He had brown hair.
- He had previously fractured his right humerus, which was in the process of healing when he died.