Remains of missing Arizona woman with Down syndrome found in desert
PHOENIX – Authorities have identified skeletal remains found in the desert in southern Arizona as a woman with Down syndrome who went missing nearly a year ago.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday the remains are of 38-year-old Sarah Galloway, who was reported missing in March 2019.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Galloway, who authorities said functioned at an 8-year-old level, was last seen March 21 at her home in Avra Valley.
A Silver Alert was activated, and search-and-rescue teams spent a week actively trying to find her.
The remains were found Feb. 12 in a desert area in Picture Rocks, about 20 miles northwest of Tucson.
The case remains under investigation. Anybody with information was asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME (520-882-7463) or visit 88CRIME.org to leave a tip.