Wyatt Cole Little Light

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Above Images: Wyatt, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 23, 2008 from Billings, Montana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 24, 2008
  • Age: 1 month old
  • Height and Weight: 1'7, 15 pounds
  • 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.
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    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 below this case 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 consumed by animals. He has never been located.

    Teddy Little Light Juliet Little Light
    Left: Teddy Little Light;
    Right: Juliet Little Light


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Big Horn County Sheriff's Department

    Bureau of Indian Affairs
    Crow Agency Office


    Source Information
    Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Missoulian
    KULR 8
    KTVQ 2
    The Billings Gazette


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 25, 2009; casefile added.

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