1288 users online (240 members and 1048 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668

    NM - Sharon Gallegos, 5, Alamogordo, 21 July 1960



    Sharon Lee Gallegos
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: July 21, 1960
    Location Last Seen: Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico

    Physical Description
    Date of Birth: September 6, 1955
    Age: 4 years old
    Race: Hispanic
    Gender: Female
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Light brown/blonde/shoulder length with bangs
    Eye Color: Brown
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a birth mark on one hip.
    Nickname - La Huera

    Identifiers
    Dentals: Unavailable
    Fingerprints: Unavailable
    DNA: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
    Clothing & Personal Items

    Clothing: Pink shorts, white shoes.
    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Circumstances of Disappearance - Sharon Gallegos was kidnapped Thursday, July 21, 1960 in an alley to the rear of her home at 512 Virginia Avenue on Alamogordo's south side at 2:55 p.m. by a man and a woman.

    Sharon who would have been 5 on September 5th, was dragged into a " dirty, old green car" believed to be a dark green 1951 or 1952 Dodge or Plymouth. At the time of the abduction an anglo man, described as fair and thin, drove the car which sped south and west onto Fifth Street after Sharon was kidnapped.

    The woman was described as a short, heavy-set, woman in her 30's with dirty blond hair. The couple had been stalking Sharon for the last week. After church the previous Sunday they were seen with two youngsters in their car, a small girl and a freckle-faced boy. The woman asked about Sharon's mother, saying she wanted to offer her a job.

    The car stopped, the woman asked Sharon to come with her and she'd buy her clothes and candy. When Sharon refused, the woman grabbed her arm and dragged her into the car. She has not been seen since.

    If you have any information on this case, please contact: Investigating Agency(s)
    Agency Name: Alamogordo Police Department
    Agency Contact Person: Sgt. Mark Esquero
    Agency Phone Number: 575-439-4300
    Agency E-Mail: alamogordopd@ci.alamogordo.nm.us
    Agency Case Number: Unknown

    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 35250
    NCMEC number 1277765

    Information Source(s)
    Alamogordo Daily News - July 22, 1960
    El Paso Herald-Post - July 28, 1960
    Tuscaloosa News - July 2, 1965

    Admin Notes
    Added: 2/14/2017; Last Updated: 2/14/2017

    Doe Network 3683DFNM
    NamUs MP # 35250

    Below will be the history of how Sharon was found and how I entered her in NamUs and Doe Network

    Someone found a little girl named Sharon Lee Gallegos while reading about Little Miss Nobody. I'm surprised we never saw any of the articles she's mentioned in. This is not my find, I just entered her in NamUs and Doe Network.

    My email to NamUs, NCMEC and Doe Network where I gave them all of the news articles that were found as well as typed out all of them. It's gonna take me a few posts to get it all in. I'm not going to post the text to the articles so that I'm not breaking any WS rules. Huge thank you to Migmuu for helping me with the newspaper.com articles!

    One of my pet cases is UP #10741 who's been nicknamed "Little Miss Nobody" (LMN). While researching LMN , a little girl named Sharon Lee Gallegos who was kidnapped at 2:55pm on July 21, 1960 from 512 Virginia Ave, Alamogordo, NM. was mentioned in a few articles. August 2, 1960 - Prescott Evening Courier - Officers Still Seek Clues To ID body Of Girl - MISSING GIRL IN N.M. MAY BE NEW LEAD
    The last article about LMN that Sharon is mentioned in is about their foot prints being sent to the FBI; eventually another article was found where it's said the foot prints were compared, there was no match; so they do not think Sharon is 10741. August 5, 1960 Prescott Evening Courier Footprints Might Lead To Body ID

    Sharon is not in any database so I entered her, she's NamUs MP #35250. I also sent a copy of my email to Dustin since UP 10741 is his case, this was before finding the foot prints were not a match. I wanted to make sure I had every article I could find for history since I did not have an MP report. All of the articles have been screen shotted and typed out as well, to make it easier to compose the circumstances. I also included the article links so it's easier for everyone to confirm where they came from. The articles are listed in order in this email.

    To date, Sharon has not been found. I have a lot of information but am missing height and weight. We've found 2 articles for the 5 year anniversary (included below). I also found that someone named Rhonda started a FB page for Sharon called Where is Sharon Lynn Gallegos? (Her middle name is wrong) but they pulled it offline. Here is the google cache.

    LE eventually got in contact with Sharon's sister who still lives in Alamogordo. She's submitted DNA but it is not done processing
    ________________________

    Sharon Gallegos was kidnapped Thursday, July 21, 1960 in an alley to the rear of her home at 512 Virginia Avenue on Alamogordo's south side at 2:55 p.m. by a man and a woman.

    Sharon who would have been 5 on September 5th, was described as having light brown, blondish hair, a light complexion and brown eyes, and was wearing pink shorts and white shoes when she was dragged into a " dirty, old green car" believed to be a dark green 1951 or 1952 Dodge or Plymouth.

    At the time of the abduction an Anglo man, described as fair and thin, drove the car which sped South and West onto Fifth Street after Sharon was kidnapped. The woman was described as a short, heavy-set, woman in her 30's with dirty blond hair. The couple had been stalking Sharon for the last week. After church the previous Sunday they were seen with two youngsters in their car, a small girl and a freckle-faced boy. The woman asked about Sharon's mother, saying she wanted to offer her a job.

    The car stopped, the woman asked Sharon to come with her and she'd buy her clothes and candy. When Sharon refused, the woman grabbed her arm and dragged her into the car.

    Birth date - September 6, 1955
    Light brown hair
    Fair complexion
    Brown eyes
    Sharon was wearing pink shorts and white shoes
    Scars/ Marks - Birth mark on one hip
    Mrs. Lupe Gallegos, had nick-named Sharon "La Huera" because of her blondish hair and fair complexion.
    NO HEIGHT OR WEIGHT
    _______________

    There were statements by LE in the various articles, but I don't think Alamogordo LE names were even given except in Arizona.
    Yavapai County Sheriff - Jim Cramer
    Yavapai County Attorney - Jim Boyle
    Congress Junction Deputy - Dan Jacobs
    Prescott Justice of the Peace - Jerold P. Kolar
    Under Sheriff - Sam Saum
    Deputy Yavapai County Attorney - George Ireland
    The FBI was working the case in Alamogordo

    City of Alamogordo > Departments > Police
    700 Virginia Avenue.
    Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310
    Phone: (575) 439-4300
    Fax: (575) 439-4320
    alamogordopd@ci.alamogordo.nm.us
    http://ci.alamogordo.nm.us/coa/Police_Department.htm
    _________________




    July 22, 1960 - Alamogordo Daily News from Alamogordo, New Mexico Page 1 "She's My Baby... I Miss Her..." Distraught Mother Pleads For Return Of Daughter, 4 - Kidnappers Car Vanishes After Daylight Snatch




    Last edited by Roselvr; 02-16-2017 at 11:39 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    July 24, 1960 Alamogordo Daily News from Alamogordo, New Mexico Page 6 Child not found Old green car hunt continues







    July 28, 1960 - El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas Page 2 - Hundreds Of Angles Checked In Kidnapping



    August 2, 1960 - Prescott Evening Courier Officers Still Seek Clues To ID body Of Girl - MISSING GIRL IN N.M. MAY BE NEW LEAD



    August 3, 1960 Prescott Evening Courier New Lead Is No Help In Learning ID of Little Girls Body on page 1



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    August 5, 1960 Prescott Evening Courier Footprints Might Lead To Body ID



    Jun 25, 1965, Fri, Alamogordo Daily News, Page 1 - A Mother Still Remembers And Yearns... After 5 Years, Hope Remains By Sally Sparlin





    July 2, 1965 Friday Tuscaloosa News Report On Kidnap Victim Is Awaited


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    Aug 8, 1960 Prescott Evening Courier - Girl's Body, Kidnap Victim Not Linked: FBI Lab Report Says Prints Not Same

    An FBI lab report today ruled out any connection between a small girl's body found near Congress and a kidnapped Alamongordo N.M. girl.

    "So, again; we're right back where we started," Yavapai Sheriff Jim Cramer reported.

    Cramer and other Yavapai authorities are in the Congress area today to check out other possible clues to the identity of the body found July 31 in a shallow desert grave.

    "But the leads still to be checked are aweful flimsy," Under Sheriff Sam Saum said.

    The FBI report said the foot prints of the two girls are "definately not of the same girl."

    Yavapai officers said that an FBI report covering the girl's clothes and a knife found near the body has not yet been received here.

    Another clue, turned up last week, also led to a dead end when the story of a migrant family in the Congress area shortly before the girl's body was found checked out.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Joshua Tree, California
    Posts
    505
    I hope she was raised by those people and they didn't harm her
    Here to help. Here to love. Here to encourage.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    Quote Originally Posted by DaisyChains View Post
    I hope she was raised by those people and they didn't harm her
    Me too Daisy

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,523
    I don't get why the cops weren't called when that weird couple kept asking about Sharon.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    Quote Originally Posted by scriptgirl View Post
    I don't get why the cops weren't called when that weird couple kept asking about Sharon.
    Times were way different, people didn't know that kids were taken. I'm sure Sharon's mother regretted allowing her to go out until the day she died. I know I would have blamed myself too

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,523
    People didn't know kid were taken? So, no one ever heard of the Lindbergh baby? No one had the gut instinct or common sense to think something was wrong?

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northwestern United States
    Posts
    4,571
    Oh come on now, it's not that people literally didn't know children were sometimes kidnapped, but this was a different time... No internet, no 24 hour news stations, reporting was different. The Lindbergh baby was the child of a celebrity... people didn't necessarily relate that to their own lives the same way as we may now.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
    Unless specified otherwise and linked, my posts are simply random thoughts of mine, in no particular order, not directed at any post or poster, including but not limited to the ones directly above mine. My opinion only, yours may vary. IMO. JMO. IMHO. JMHO. MOO. Disclaimer, small print, asterisk, and etc.


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,233
    Quote Originally Posted by flourish View Post
    Oh come on now, it's not that people literally didn't know children were sometimes kidnapped, but this was a different time... No internet, no 24 hour news stations, reporting was different. The Lindbergh baby was the child of a celebrity... people didn't necessarily relate that to their own lives the same way as we may now.
    Agreed. That case received national, even international, coverage because the father was a celebrity. The vast majority of child disappearances received only local, or at best regional, coverage unless there were circumstances that would have been of interest to the wider public.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,523
    Sorry, but I can't get over the sheer stupidity in this case that no one thought it odd that a strange woman was lurking and asking odd questions about a young child.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Northwestern United States
    Posts
    4,571
    Quote Originally Posted by scriptgirl View Post
    Sorry, but I can't get over the sheer stupidity in this case that no one thought it odd that a strange woman was lurking and asking odd questions about a young child.
    Well, not to be argumentative, but I don't think we can say nobody thought it was strange. Nobody called the police, but that doesn't mean nobody thought it was strange. Unless I missed a quote stating that?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120AZ using Tapatalk
    Unless specified otherwise and linked, my posts are simply random thoughts of mine, in no particular order, not directed at any post or poster, including but not limited to the ones directly above mine. My opinion only, yours may vary. IMO. JMO. IMHO. JMHO. MOO. Disclaimer, small print, asterisk, and etc.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    Quote Originally Posted by scriptgirl View Post
    Sorry, but I can't get over the sheer stupidity in this case that no one thought it odd that a strange woman was lurking and asking odd questions about a young child.
    I'm sure her mother blamed herself till the day she died. Her family are victims to some sick person that took Sharon. How horrible not knowing if she grew up or not.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    6,668
    I emailed Brenda (NamUs) and her case worker at NCMEC to see why her NamUs profile is still offline. I entered her almost a year ago. DNA is done processing. Asked if it could go online by Sharon's 57th anniversary on the 21st

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. CA CA - Bruce Kremen, 6, Angeles National Forest, 12 July 1960
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum 1960's Missing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-06-2015, 02:26 PM
  2. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-20-2015, 05:38 PM
  3. Found Deceased TX - Sharon West, 14, Fannett, 30 July 2011
    By summer_breeze in forum Located Persons Discussion
    Replies: 164
    Last Post: 08-25-2012, 12:42 PM
  4. NE Alexandra Bernal-Gallegos (3) & Angel Gallegos-Guzman (2) - Omaha NE, 2009
    By SheWhoMustNotBeNamed in forum Missing Children in America - A Profile
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-11-2011, 09:11 PM

Tags for this Thread