Welcome to the FOX 26 Crime Files, our collections of crime stories from the week of April 24.
After more than 60 years, a family finally gets some answers to what happened to a missing child. On July 31, 1960 the partially buried body of a little girl was found in Arizona. Since then, she has been known as “Little Miss Nobody.” Dedicated investigators have continued to work the case and just recently, with DNA technology, she was finally identified as Sharon Lee Gallegos of New Mexico. Sharon was just 4 years old when she disappeared. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.
A 6-year-old girl who was abducted more than two years ago has been found alive and hidden behind a staircase, police say. Paislee Shultis was four when she was reported missing from Cayuga Heights, New York, in 2019. Recently, police got a tip to search a home 160 miles east in Saugerties. A detective searching the home noticed something was off with the staircase. When he looked through the cracks, he saw a blanket. Inside Edition Digital’s Leigh Scheps has more.
For nearly five years the nation has been searching for Akia Eggleston, 22. She was eight months pregnant and planning her own baby shower. Now, prosecutors believe they have answers as to what may have happened to her back in 2017. “In the past 6 months, we have used additional investigative techniques and given this case a committed set of fresh eyes,” said Marilyn J. Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney. Michael Robertson was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, Mosby announced.
The body of Taylour Young has been found two months after the 25-year-old accountant went missing. Police say it was discovered in the trunk of Young’s car, which had been impounded in Dallas, Texas. His vehicle had been towed from a parking lot nine days earlier. As the Gray Hughes Investigates YouTube channel was discussing the case, a woman called in identifying herself as the mother of Taylour’s girlfriend. “He was so happy. I can’t rub my brain around why he is gone.”
It’s a decade-long mystery that one family wants to be resolved. In June of 2011, Lauren Spierer, 20, disappeared from the Indiana University campus and hasn’t been seen since. Michael Ciravolo is a former NYPD detective turned private investigator. His firm was hired by Spierer’s family three months after she went missing and he says he has never stopped his investigation. Lauren was just 4’11” tall and weighed 90 pounds. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.