"Mom! I've got something awful to tell you." -Bobby Driscoll in the 1949 film, "The Window." In 1969, two lost boys were playing in a deserted East Village tenement at 371 10th St. when they stumbled upon the dead body of a man stretched out on a cot, surrounded by beer bottles and religious pamphlets. He'd been there for days. There were no signs of foul play, and no drugs were found around him or in his system. The man hadn't been carrying identification on him when he died, so the police classified him as a "John Doe."The coroner determined that he had died on March 31, 1969. Authorities showed his picture around the East Village neighborhood for two weeks but were unsuccessful. Who was he and how had his life gone so wrong?
“I’d like to go on a stump and say: ‘You kids just listen to me. This is what happened to my son.’” -Isabelle Driscoll, Bobby Driscoll's mother
Dead in Hollywood: Bobby Driscoll (Coming Soon)
On March 30, 1968, two boys playing in a deserted East Village tenement, found the dead body of former Disney child star, Bobby Driscoll. His body went unclaimed for 19 months.
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