The Mystery Of Bobby Dunbar: DNA Test 100 Years Later Tells All

Back in 1912, the story of a little boy took the United States by storm after the Dunbar family lost their four-year-old son, Bobby, while camping near a lake in Opelousas, Louisiana. Eight months later, authorities found a boy who looked like Bobby, yet another woman claimed that the boy was hers. For over one hundred years, the identity of the boy remained in question. Could it have been the real Bobby Dunbar? Now, with the help of modern technology, the question can finally be answered.

Escaping The Heat

Louisiana Swamp
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In the summer of 1912, the Dunbar was suffering from the sweltering heat and unforgivable humidity of Louisiana. Back then, jumping into a body of water was about the only thing that people could do to get some respite from the heat.

So, that summer, the family decided to take a trip to a lake. Little did they know that their innocent decision to spend time as a family and cool off in the water would change their lives forever.