The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is working to help identify a young child dubbed, “Little Miss Nobody,” whose remains were found in the desert in 1960. The girl’s partially buried remains were found at Sand Wash Creek in Congress on July 31st, 1960. Investigators say she was buried at the site about one-to-two weeks prior to the discovery. No further trauma was evident at the time, which made determining the cause of death difficult. However, due to the suspicious nature of the case, her death was ruled a homicide. Despite multiple leads, the cold case remains unsolved. The girl was estimated to between three and six-years-old. County residents raised money to give her a proper funeral service back in 1960. Her remains were exhumed in 2018 to obtain a DNA sample. In 2021, cold case investigators partnered with Othram, to determine if advanced DNA testing and genome sequencing could help give some insight into the circumstances surrounding the child and her death. A fund was been set up at DNASolves.com to raise the remaining four-thousand dollars to have the DNA tested, which has recently been fully funded. It is the fastest a case has ever been funded through the DNASolves website. YCSO had also donated a thousand dollars to the cause. If anyone has information into the case, call (928) 777-7293 or call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or leave a tip online at yavapaisw.com.
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