‘Little Miss Nobody’ must be somebody


It has been nearly 58 years since the skeletal remains of a little girl were found in a sand wash outside of Congress, Arizona. Yavapai County investigators have never given up hope that they can identify the girl they’ve come to call ‘Little Miss Nobody.”

The discovery was made July 31, 1960 off Alamo Road, a remote desert area outside of Congress, Arizona – northwest of Phoenix. 

Investigators were never able to pinpoint the girl’s exact ancestry or race. She’s been described as being between 2 to 7 years old, most likely between 3 to 6, weighing about 55 lbs. with a height of 3’6″ tall. The forensic estimates are based on the skeletal and dental findings from 1960.

After the little girl was discovered, the Prescott, AZ community raised money for a proper burial and funeral service at Mountain View Cemetery in Prescott. She has never been identified.

In recent years, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office determined it was necessary to exhume ‘Little Miss Nobody’ to conduct new forensic examination including DNA profiling and facial reconstruction. 

If you or anyone you know has information that could help bring this 58-year-old cold case to a close, you’re asked to contact Cold Case Investigator John Shannon at (928) 777-7292 or leave a tip anonymously by calling the Yavapai Silent Witness line at 1-800-932-3232. Investigators insist that any detail, no matter how small, is important in the quest to identify the child. 

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