A dogged investigator made sure the ‘Boy under the Billboard’ was not forgotten

Bobby Whitt’s body was found under an Interstate 40-85 billboard near Mebane, North Carolina, in 1998. An Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigator closed his career and the case last week after 20 years chasing DNA evidence.
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Bobby Whitt’s body was found under an Interstate 40-85 billboard near Mebane, North Carolina, in 1998. An Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigator closed his career and the case last week after 20 years chasing DNA evidence.

Tammy Grubb has written about Orange County’s politics, people and government since 2010. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna and has lived and worked in the Triangle for over 25 years.