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Thread: LITTLE MISS X, October 31, 1958, Arizona

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    The museum may still have information on Little Miss X as well.

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    star2 On The Subject of Miss X Being Connie Smith

    The Daily Sun
    Thursday, November 22, 1962

    MISS X MYSTERY NEAR CLIMAX

    CONNECTICUT GIRL, CANYON BODY LINKED

    The odds are a million to one in favor of Coconino County's teenage "Miss X" being the missing Connie Smith who vanished mysteriously from Connecticut girls camp 10 years ago.

    That flat statement came today from Flagstaff dentist Dr. John Stilley after examining dental charts and talking by phone with Dr. Floyd B. Ward, Connie's personal dentist in Spearfish, S.D.

    Stilley explained that he had reviewed the dental work in the skull and lower jaw of "Miss X" with Dr. Ward and it "compares exactly with his description with what he had done with Connie Smith when she was his patient."

    "There's only one chance in a million that they aren't the same person," he added.

    The Flagstaff dentist explained that Connie Smith had what dentist's call a supernumeracy tooth.... "one too many"....that Dr. Ward that Dr. Ward removed in 1952, not long before she vanished in July, 1952.

    "Our girl here has a dental chart that compares completely with Connie Smith's and her skull shows an indentation where obviously a supernumeracy was removed on just exactly the spot where Dr. Ward says he removed Connie Smith's Dr Stilley revealed.

    "There is no doubt in my mind that this is the same individual, only a little older than 10 years old when she died. Connie Smith was 10 when she disappeared. The dental findings here would indicate a time lapse of at least a year or two.

    By the time the Thanksgiving holiday is ended tonight, Dr. Ward will have an opportunity to determine for himself whether the dental work in Miss X's skull is his own.

    Coconino Undersheriff Clark Cole, sometime late today, will arrive in Spearfish, S.D. with the skull, lower jaw and dental charts of the pathetic "Miss X" whose slight skeleton was found just over four years ago beside lonely Skinner Ridge Road near Grand Canyon National Park.

    Cole will show them to Dr. Ward, a Spearfish dentist, who will comapre them with charts he made of the missing Connie Smith's teeth while she was his patient before her disappearance in 1952.

    If Dr. Ward can positively identify his own work, the mystery of "Miss X" will be solved, but the mystery of Connie Smith's disappearance will be deeper than ever.

    And if Dr. Ward makes his positive identification it will be a grim climax to Thanksgiving for Peter Smith of Newcastle, Wyo., the missing girl's father. Cole stopped at Newcastle early this afternoon to pick up Smith and take him with him to Spearfish, some 75 miles further east.

    What amounts to tentative identification of "Miss X" as Connie Smith was anounced Wednesday by Leo Mulcahy, commissioner of Connecticut State Police, after publication Tuesday by The Sun of the possible link between the two cases.

    Coconino County Sheriff Cecil Richardson and his aides, who have sought the identity of Miss X in vain for the past four years are almost certain that Miss and Connie Smith are the same person.

    The estimated age, general description and above all, the dental charts of Miss X tally almost perfectly with hose of Connie Smith, who was 10 years old when she vanished.

    But if, as is believed, Miss X was Connie Smith, what was she doing, where had she been, how had she lived, and with whom during the six years between the time she walked away from Camp Sloane near Salisbury Connecticut in 1952, and her weathered bones were discovered near the Grand Canyon in Arizona in Oct. 1958?

    The possibility of linking the two long standing cases came up after Connecticut State Police, last August, first heard about the discovery of Miss X in Coconino County. They wrote Richardson for information , and on the basis of dental charts and other data, Dr. Arthur Quatrano, police surgeon in Hartford made the tentative identification. Connecticut police asked Richardson to send the complete data to Dr. Ward for positive identification Cole left Flagstaff with it Wednesday.

    Dental charts of Miss X and Connie Smith are almost identical, with one exception, but Dr. Quatrano and Dr. Ward have both expressed the opinion that this single extra filling might have been made sometime after Connie disappeared.

    Should Dr. Ward decide sometime tonight that Miss X case is solved. He will open up new mysteries about Connie Smith's fate.

    After the girl's disappearance, Connecticut police launched an intensive search throughout the country.

    Rewards for information about her at one time totaled $4,000. The possibility of kidnapping was explored, particularly after a man, who later proved to be a mental case, told authorities he had picked the girl up as she hitchhiked towards Lakeside, Conn. on the morning of her disappearance, and had driven her to Arizona where he killed her.

    But Connecticut authorities found no hint of the girl's fate until last August when they first heard indirectly of the discovery of Miss X.

    If Miss X was Connie Smith, the probability is that she met death by foul play, sometime during the summer of 1957, more than a year before her skeleton was found, Sheriff Richardson believes.

    "Someone had to bring her to the spot where she was found," he explained today, "And someone should have reported her missing, or dead. We have not been able to find anything, however, that would indicate how she died. After we found her, doctors and anthropologists here examined her sleleton but could not determine no cause of death from them."

    "Nevertheless," he added "the circumstances and the location of her body , plus the fact that her clothes were found some distance away from her body all point to foul play. That's the probability. I'd say the chances are four out of five she met death violently."
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    Texaskowgirl Guest

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    Wow, I thought it highly unlikely she was alive from 1952 to 1957/58 when Miss X died.... The rare tooth condition, sounds quite possible... Hmmmm..

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    Things that bother me about the match... they say Miss X had on several items of undergarment, well, how many undergarments does a 10 year old girl wear while camping ?? And a wool cardigan sweater in July ??? But then, she did have capri pants.

    But then there is the dark hair bleached light.

    She was estimated originally to be 13-17 so wonder what her height was ??

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    Texaskowgirl Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starless View Post
    Things that bother me about the match... they say Miss X had on several items of undergarment, well, how many undergarments does a 10 year old girl wear while camping ?? And a wool cardigan sweater in July ??? But then, she did have capri pants.

    But then there is the dark hair bleached light.

    She was estimated originally to be 13-17 so wonder what her height was ??
    Well, she would of have to of been alive from 1952 to the date of PMI Summer 1957 to End of Winter 1958.... That's why I think far-fetched. Check your email... I sent you something important regarding a possible match!

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    Ok, I got 2 more possible matches to post as well. Already posted one.

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    Caucazoid-Mongoloid is defined as either Native American or
    Hispanic. this determination was made by Dr. Christy Turner
    of the Northern Arizona Museum when the body was first
    discovered. I personally confirmed this with Dr. Turner.
    The dental comparisons were inconclusive. Am I missing
    something here?

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    DENTIST SAYS SKELETON THAT OF MISSING GIRL

    Nov. 23, 1962

    Flagstaff, Ariz. (UPI) Authorities were nearly certain Thursday that a skeleton found four years ago in Arizona was that of a girl who disappeared in Connecticut in 1952.

    After studying the remains and dental chart, Dr. John Spilley, a dentist here, said there was only one chance in a million that they are not ones of the same person.

    The missing girl was "Connie Smith, grandaughter of former Wyoming Gov. Nels H. Smith. She disappeared July 15, 1952 from Camp Sloane near Salisbury, Connecticut.

    Dr. Spilley based his conclusion on an unusual dental condition, a supernumeracy or extra tooth.

    "Our girl here has a dental chart that compares completely with Connie Smith and her skull shows an indentation where obviously a supernumeracy has been removed at the spot where Dr. Ward said he had removed Connie Smith's," Spilley said.

    The Dr. Ward referred to by Spilley was Dr. Floyd B. Ward of Spearfish S.D., who did a considerable amount of work on the girl.

    Authorities waited possible positive identification by Dr. Ward.

    Remains found in Arizona, the skull and lower jaw bone and dental charts were being taken to spearfish by undersheriff Clark Cole of Coconino County.

    Cole also stopped at Castle, Wyo. to pick up the girl's father, Peter Smith, and take him to Spearfish.

    They were expected to arrive sometime Thursday.

    Connie was last seen on a highway near Lakeville, Conn. near the YWCA camp. She had been injured in a fall at the camp.

    The last conversation the girl had with other girls in her tent was that she was going to go to the dispensary. The next day, she was reported as trying to thumb a ride on route 44.

    That's the last trace.

    Six years later a skeleton was found on the rugged remote Moqui area near the Grand Canyon by two Yuma, Arizona deer hunters.

    Last summer, Sheriff Lee Echols of Yuma County in Arizona was corresponding with Connecticut officials and mentioned the unsolved case here.

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    I googled a bit and found the prevalence of a superumerary tooth is approx .05% in samples of approx 8200 schoolchildren. Not too common....

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    DOCTORS AGREE SKELETON THAT OF MISSING GIRL

    Nov. 25, 1962

    Denver, Colo. (UPI) A team of Denver doctors agreed Saturday the skeleton of a girl found in Grand Canyon National Park was that of long missing granddaughter of a former Wyoming governor, an Arizona lawman reported.

    But Undersheriff Clark Cole of Flagstaff, Ariz. said the doctors planned to hold one more consultation Saturday night with an oral surgeon before announcing a final decision.

    Cole said the doctors have come up with a definite conclusion among themselves that "Little Miss X" (the name given to the remains) is Connie Smith.

    He said he thought Saturday night's consultation "is going to wind this deal up."

    Connie Smith disappeared when she was 10 years old after leaving Camp Sloan, a YWCA camp at Salisbury, Conn.

    Parts of the skeleton were brought to Denver Friday by Cole. The Denver's Coroner's Office, working out of Denver General Hospital, studied the jawbone all day.

    One of the principal aims of the examination was to determine whether an indentation in the jawbone marked the spot where Connie had a tooth removed.

    Cole said the doctors making the examination were Dr. George Ogura, Dr. Emmanuel Salzman, Dr. Sidney Bronstein and one man whose name Cole did not know. The doctors were waiting to consult with Dr. David Berman, the oral surgeon.

    The undersheriff said the doctors reached their conclusion after a series of x-rays, dental fillings and the indentation were studied.
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