Interpol has publicly appealed for assistance in identifying the body of a child, estimated to be between five to six years old, found in Bavaria’s River Danube in May 2022. This public plea is a rare move for Interpol and a part of their “Operation Identify Me” campaign, which started earlier that year to identify 22 unknown murdered women in Europe.
The boy’s body was discovered wrapped in foil and anchored with a flagstone slab. Interpol has released a facial reconstruction, emphasizing the unusual length of time the child has remained unidentified and suggesting he might be from another country.
Interpol Secretary-General, Jurgen Stock, stressed the need to uncover the details surrounding the child’s death, whether linked to trafficking, abduction, or violence. Since the campaign’s inception, over 500 tips related to unidentified female victims in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany have been reported to authorities. The public is urged to contact German police with any relevant information.