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Police still look for clues in death of 14-year-old boy from 1975

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 12:57:57-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Police are still looking for clues in a cold case in the death of 14-year-old Francis Daniel Crocetti.

Francis Daniel Crocetti was just 14-years-old when his body was found by a couple of kids playing down by a stream in Yale Heights early one morning in March of 1975.

“Danny,” as he was called, went to a party with friends the evening of March 24 and was last seen around 11 p.m. in the 4300 block of Alan Drive, just down the street from Our Lady of Victory School where police would respond four days later after his body was discovered in the nearby stream.

Two boys playing behind their houses on Melbourne Road made the discovery and reported it at 9:39 a.m. on Friday morning, March 28, 1975.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Cold Case Unit continue to investigate this homicide and ask anyone who may have information that could help identify the suspect(s) to come forward so that this case can finally be solved and justice for this boy’s family served.

Contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.