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New lead in 48-year-old missing toddler case


Investigators have a new lead in a 48-year-old missing person case in Cape Girardeau.

On June 13, 1965, 2-year-old Elizabeth Ann Gill was playing in her front yard in Cape Girardeau when someone snatched her from her happy home. She hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Now, MJA Inc. Investigations based in Indiana may have uncovered some more information that could lead Beth's family closer to finding her.

Martha Hamilton, Beth's sister, says the investigators found a group of people centered in Michigan that seem to have connections with the people that were persons of interest in 1965. Those persons of interest were in Cape Girardeau when Beth vanished all those years ago.

Hamilton says things in their background led the investigators to believe they may be connected with the people in Beth's disappearance.

Mark Harper with MJA Inc. Investigations says his team is working on some follow up investigations in Cape Girardeau, then go to Michigan to investigate.

Harper says he was investigating another missing person case when similarities arose with Beth Gill's case. Harper says many of the same addresses in Arizona and Michigan kept popping up with both cases concerning gypsy travelers. He says the group had the same "clan mentality" with similar dynamics.

Harper has even traced family history information back to the 1800s to investigate the case.

Hamilton also says they are in contact with two, maybe three women they hope to do DNA testing with to determine if they possibly have a connection to Beth.

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