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A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



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Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

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Wyatt Cole Little Light
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
missing person case update January 2023 found new details posted
Wyatt, date, approximate 2008; Teddy Little Light; Juliet Little Light
Date Missing 12/23/2008
Missing From
Billings, Montana
Missing Classification Lost/Injured Missing
Sex Male
Race
Native American
Date of Birth 10/24/2008 (13)
Age 1 month old
Height and Weight 1'7, 15 pounds
Associated Vehicle(s) Blue and white 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck (accounted for)
Markings and/or Distinguishing Characteristics Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Wyatt's last name may be given as "Littlelight." He is a registered member of the Crow Indian Tribe.
Details of Disappearance Wyatt disappeared along with his parents, Juliet Toineeta Little Light and Teddy Little Light, from Billings, Montana on December 23, 2008. Photographs of Wyatt's parents are posted with this summary. They were last seen when Teddy dropped his older son off at his mother's home in Crow Agency, Montana.
The family was never heard from again. No one realized they were missing until early January, when Juliet's grandmother died and she didn't attend the funeral.
On January 5, searchers found the family's blue and white 1996 Chevrolet pickup truck six miles up Grapevine Road, between Highway 91 and Fort Smith, Montana. It was parked thirty feet off the road in an open prairie area where Teddy had previously gone hunting.
The truck had half a tank of gas and was in operable condition. There was no sign of any of the Little Lights at the scene. The weather during this time was bitterly cold, with very deep snow.
Juliet and Teddy's remains were recovered in May 2009, scattered over a wide area on rugged terrain about two or three miles from where their truck was found. Authorities had searched that location before, but snow hindered the search efforts and they believe they simply missed finding the bodies. Infant- and adult-sized clothing items were found at the scene.
Foul play isn't suspected in the elder Little Lights' deaths; investigators determined they died of exposure. It's possible that Wyatt's remains were completely consumed by animals. He has never been located.
Investigating Agency
Big Horn County Sheriff's Department
406-665-9780
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Crow Agency Office
406-638-2631
Other
Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Missoulian
KULR 8
KTVQ 2
The Billings Gazette

Missing Person Photos

A missing person is a person who has disappeared and whose status as alive or dead cannot be confirmed as their location and condition are unknown. A person may go missing through a voluntary disappearance, or else due to an accident, crime, death in a location where they cannot be found (such as at sea), or many other reasons. In most parts of the world, a missing person will usually be found quickly. While criminal abductions are some of the most widely reported missing person cases, these account for only 2 to 5 percent of missing children in Europe. By contrast, some missing person cases remain unresolved for many years. Laws related to these cases are often complex since, in many jurisdictions, relatives and third parties may not deal with a person's assets until their death is considered proven by law and a formal death certificate issued. The situation, uncertainties, and lack of closure or a funeral resulting when a person goes missing may be extremely painful with long-lasting effects on family and friends. A number of organizations seek to connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations, including the International Commission on Missing Persons, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), as well as national organizations, including the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in the US, Missing People in the UK, Child Focus in Belgium, and The Smile of the Child in Greece.



Missing Person Photos

Resources for Missing Persons

According to current statistics, 4,000 people in the United States go missing every day. Sometimes a child suddenly vanishes from the bus stop or the local park or even from their own yard or bedroom. Or a teenager doesnít return home after a walk to the neighborhood grocery store or a bike ride or a party with friends. Other times, an adult is mysteriously absent from their job or neighbors havenít seen them for several days, and family and friends havenít heard from them either.

Missing Person Photos