http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/boys-body-found-suspect-being-questioned/ Just because your 8 year old kid thinks it is a good idea to walk the streets of NY alone, does not make it a good idea. This is what happens when parents are not capable of setting limits and letting children make parental decisions around the house. Poor kid was lost and alone trying to find his way home before some pervert scooped him up and killed then chopped him up. The police said it was the boyâs first day of walking home by himself. âHeâd asked his parentsâ permission to walk home alone and the parents were waiting outsideâ for him to return, Mr. Browne said.