Do You Know Him? Image Released of Unidentified Teen Found Dead in Maryland

Does this boy look familiar?

The body of a teenage boy was found in a forest in Maryland this spring and officials still need help identifying who he was.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released an image made with facial reconstruction technology -- marking the first time the public has seen what he may have looked like when he was alive.

The teen's remains was found in a wooded area near Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont, Maryland, on May 6. Someone foraging for mushrooms found the body about 500 feet from a road, Maryland National Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. 

Officials estimated that the teen died one to two years before his remains were found. It was not possible to determine his cause of death.

A forensic anthropologist determined that the body belonged to a black male estimated to be 16 to 19 when he died. He stood 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-9, officials said. His hair color and eye color were unknown.

Forensic artist Colin McNally of the Center used the results of a CT scan of the teen's skull to approximate what he looked like.

He had to approximate the shape of the teen's jaw because that part of his remains were missing. But he believes the image is accurate. 

"We never put out an image that we're not confident would look like this child in life," McNally said. 

He said his work is difficult.

"There is a level of sadness when we receive a case like this, the unidentified remains of a child," he said.

Facial reconstruction technology has helped the Center close an average of 24 cases per year. They are working on more than 700 cases of unidentified children across the United States. 

Anyone with information for authorities is asked to contact Maryland Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

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