Bobby Dunbar mystery solved? DNA test puts 100-year-old mystery to rest
Parents make mistakes. However, some parenting blunders make people cringe more than others. Falling into that category: Not being able to identify your own offspring. In 1912 a scandal spread across America. The Dunbar family lost their four-year-old son, Bobby Dunbar, while camping near a lake in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Eight months later, authorities found a boy they thought resembled little Bobby. But when another woman showed up claiming the boy was in fact her son, things got weird. For almost a hundred years, doubts lingered over the identity of the boy: Was he really Bobby Dunbar? Thanks to modern science, the answer to that question would finally be answered.