Missing elderly woman found deceased near South Mountain

Roberta Braden, 80, was reported lacking in May. Phoenix police say her stays have been found this month in a distant space of South Mountain.

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An 80-year-old woman who’s been lacking since May was lately found deceased on the north mentioned of South Mountain, officers mentioned.

Roberta Braden went out for a stroll on May 1, 2022 and by no means returned to her Valley residence. Relatives mentioned Braden had suffered from dementia. 

Phoenix police mentioned human stays have been positioned on Nov. 21 – after 207 days of looking – in a distant space of South Mountain. Detectives later confirmed via testing that the stays belonged to Braden. 

A household spokesperson informed 12News that searchers have been following animal tracks and found her stays off a path about half a mile from her final recognizing.

At this time, police mentioned they do not suspect foul play being concerned in Braden’s demise. Police haven’t but given an estimation for when Braden might have died.

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