CA - Los Angeles, HispFem Child 1214UFCA, 3-5, aka 'Little Cowboy', Jul'77

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  1. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I've never heard of this poor child to whom LE refers as "Little Cowboy". She was just added to DoeNet, and she is not in NamUs.

    After 37 years, it's about time she gets a little attention.

    The DoeNetwork
    Case File: 1214UFCA
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1214ufca.html

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    Unidentified Female
    Date of Discovery: July 21, 1977
    Location of Discovery: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California
    Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
    State of Remains: Unknown
    Cause of Death: Unknown

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 3-5 years old
    Race: Hispanic
    Gender: Female
    Height: 3'1"
    Weight: 28 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown, shoulder-length tied back in a pony tail with a brown elastic band with green balls.

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears.

    Dentals: Unknown. Front upper teeth were chipped.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Unknown.

    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Pants with alternating black/blue/pink/orange floral pattern and pink/white vertical stripes and white bands, white long-sleeved shirt with a depiction of a cowboy with a lasso and red cowboy hat and the caption "I'm A Little Cowboy," white underpants, and a white undershirt.

    Jewelry: Unknown

    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History

    Around 8 PM, a child's body was found near Sunset Boulevard and Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles.

    She was affectionately nick-named "Little Cowboy."
     
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  3. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Active Member

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    Are there any newspaper articles on her? She reminds me of Baby Hope.
     
  4. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Active Member

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    It's good they have a picture of what her clothes looked like to help Identify her.
     
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    Rebecca256 New Member

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  6. Ms Suzanne

    Ms Suzanne Active Member

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    Hopefully someone can get her into NAMUS.
     
  7. SilentSleuth

    SilentSleuth Despite the name, I like to talk!

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  8. CarlK90245

    CarlK90245 UID Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Unfortunately, this is almost certain to be one of those cases that will not involve a MP report, probably because her "caretaker" is the one responsible for her death, and for obvious reasons would never report her missing.
     
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  11. carbuff

    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    So sad. She'd be the same age as my daughter. :(
     
  12. Jake479

    Jake479 Member

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    Bumping
     
  13. carbuff

    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    Jason, the person who wrote the article, added a comment in August saying she had been identified, but there were no details. Another commenter said her information was given to Todd Matthews at Namus, so if somebody is in touch with him, maybe he could give an update.


    http://ladailymirror.com/2013/11/27/lapd-parker-center-cop-shop-files-little-cowboy/#comment-45609
     
  14. Diamond98

    Diamond98 New Member

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    This is a really sad one... I wonder if she could have been from Mexico or Central America, which could explain why she wasn't reported missing in the US. It struck me as a bit odd that a little girl her age would be wearing a shirt that read "I'm a little cowboy" (not cowgirl?). Could it be that the family didn't speak English, so they wouldn't have known what the shirt said? I can't see many parents (especially back then) knowingly buying a boy's shirt for a little girl. Assuming she was even reported missing, does anyone know about databases for the missing in Latin America?
     
  15. Jake479

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  16. Gourami Watcher

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    The Doe Network confirmed today she was identified per the Los Angeles County Coroner. Since she wasn't entered in NamUs at the time the Doe page was created in 2015, she might have been identified earlier without notice.
     
  17. cvaldez1975

    cvaldez1975 Active Member

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    I wonder if they will release her ID
     
  18. carbuff

    carbuff There but for the grace of God go I

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    I doubt it. I first heard that she might have been identified more than two years ago, and it took this long to get them to confirm even that.
     
  19. paul1980

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    It's a shame that family of identified can block the release of the name of a newly ID'd. Sadly in most places, family's can also block organ donation of a loved one after their death, even against the person's wishes while alive.
     
  20. rats

    rats Where is Justice for the Jane and John Does?

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    I’m glad she was identified. So sad.
     

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