Billy the Kid: New face from history

Billy The Kid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB) Search for authenticated pictures of Billy the Kid, and you’re going to find one that you’ve probably seen before, because it had been the only authenticated one…until now.

A New Mexico man says he has another picture of The Kid.

Ray John de Aragon has had a photo album his father passed on to him since the 1970s, but only recently did he decide to check the authenticity of its most intriguing picture.

De Aragon convinced Lois Gibson, a world famous forensic artist and the sketch artist for the Houston Police Department, to take a look at his Billy the Kid picture.

Gibson says she believes de Aragon’s picture is the real deal.

“It’s the same body, face and head,” Gibson says.

She also thinks the teeth look the same.

“The dentition, it locks it in for me,” she says. “Everything else lines up, but the dentition is so unusual.”

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