Name: Sharon Lee Gallegos
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 21, 1960
Location Last Seen: Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico
Date of Birth: September 6, 1955
Age: 4 years old
Hair Color: Light brown/blonde/shoulder length with bangs
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: She has a birth mark on one hip.
Clothing: Pink shorts, white shoes.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Sharon Gallegos was kidnapped Thursday, July 21, 1960 in an alley to the rear of her home at 512 Virginia Avenue on Alamogordo's south side at 2:55 p.m. by a man and a woman.
Sharon who would have been 5 on September 5th, was dragged into a " dirty, old green car" believed to be a dark green 1951 or 1952 Dodge or Plymouth. At the time of the abduction an anglo man, described as fair and thin, drove the car which sped south and west onto Fifth Street after Sharon was kidnapped.
The woman was described as a short, heavy-set, woman in her 30's with dirty blond hair. The couple had been stalking Sharon for the last week. After church the previous Sunday they were seen with two youngsters in their car, a small girl and a freckle-faced boy. The woman asked about Sharon's mother, saying she wanted to offer her a job.
The car stopped, the woman asked Sharon to come with her and she'd buy her clothes and candy. When Sharon refused, the woman grabbed her arm and dragged her into the car. She has not been seen since.
Agency Name: Alamogordo Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Sgt. Mark Esquero
Agency Phone Number: 575-439-4300
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: Unknown
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 35250
Alamogordo Daily News - July 22, 1960
El Paso Herald-Post - July 28, 1960
Tuscaloosa News - July 2, 1965
Added: 2/14/2017; Last Updated: 2/14/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.