Little Miss X ?

In the fall of 1958, while hunting in a northern Arizona pine grove, two hunters from Yuma discovered some human remains near the Grand Canyon National Park.

The remains, examined by an anthropologist, concluded the girl to be of Spanish or Indian descent and between the ages of 13 and 17. She was known as, Little Miss X or Miss X" and remained unidentified. In 1962 a letter, sent to the Connecticut State Police, alerted authorities to the Arizona discovery, and a new hunt was on.

Could these remains be that of missing ten-year-old Connie Smith who walked away from a Connecticut summer camp in 1952? The Arizona sheriff was hopeful, but state police in Connecticut were skeptical. How did she get there and where had she been for the last six years?

The skull and jawbone were examined for dental comparison. Connie Smiths dentist thought it looked like his dental work, but a second opinion, in Denver, was not so sure. The conclusion; the remains could not positively be identified as Connie Smith. What a let down. Both family and law enforcement wanted to bring closure to the mystery.


If the remains are not Connie Smith, who is she and how did she come to be left in the wilderness.

(As of this date the remains, found in1958 and tested in 1962, cannot be located for DNA testing. Anyone with information or clues to the whereabouts is asked to contact: Connecticut State Police, Major Crime Unit, Litchfield, Connecticut, 860 567-6875 or Coconino County Sheriffs, Flagstaff, Arizona, 928 226-5034)