July 31, 1960
Congress, Arizona
An unidentified young girl between the ages of 3 and 6 years old is found burned and partially buried

The girl, nicknamed “Little Miss Nobody,” was found approximately 2 weeks after her death and, despite the fact her body was in a state of advanced decay, her face was considered in a “recognizable” state. Her fingernails and toenails had been painted bright red and her hair had been dyed an auburn shade. She was buried in a checkered blouse, white shorts, and sandals cut to fit her feet.

Evidence nearby suggested the person or persons responsible for burying her also attempted unsuccessfully to dig a different grave nearby. It was speculated by investigators that she was buried out of poverty. Although a blood-stained knife was found near her body, it was never positively connected to the crime. Additionally, her cause of death was never determined.

Her identity and case have not been solved. However, in 2018, DNA was successfully obtained from her remains to be compared to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. Additionally, before her body was reburied, the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification created a forensic facial reconstruction to help identify her.

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