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Arizona's 'Little Miss Nobody' identified 62 years later

Little Miss Nobody
Doug Cook/The Daily Courier via AP
Ray Chavez, the nephew of a little girl dubbed "Little Miss Nobody" who was recently identified, speaks during a news conference in Prescott, Ariz., Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The Yavapai County Sheriff's office said the previously unidentified little girl whose burned remains were found more than 60 years earlier in the Arizona desert was 4-year-old Sharon Lee Gallegos, of New Mexico. The child's remains were found on July 31, 1960, partially buried in a wash in Congress, Arizona.

“Little Miss Nobody” finally has a name. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday a little girl whose burned remains were found 62 years ago in a remote area of Arizona was 4-year-old Sharon Lee Gallegos of New Mexico.

Her partially buried remains were located in a wash July 31,1960.

Her age was then estimated at 3 to 6 years old.

The Prescott community in central-north Arizona paid for a funeral and the remains were exhumed in 2018 to take DNA samples.

The sheriff’s office and a Texas DNA company recently raised $4,000 for specialized testing to finally identify her.