Vilate Kerreen Young
Vilate, approximately 1956
Date reported missing : 07/04/1956
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 1 year old
Height / Weight : 2'0 - 2'6, 20 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light cotton dress or a red and white checkered nylon dress, and sandals.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vilate was last seen in Widtsoe, Utah on July 4, 1956. She is from Monteview, Idaho and was at a large family picnic at the Newel Steed Ranch, near Bryce Canyon. Vilate had been watching one of her relatives make ice cream near one of the farm outbuildings when she wandered away. A cousin told the other picnickers, "Vilate has gone up the hill and won't come back."
She was never seen again and an extensive search, involving bloodhounds and airplanes, turned up no sign of her. They only located the child's teddy bear, near the spot where she was last seen. She was never found and her case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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