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Police book husband of missing Phoenix woman on murder charge

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PHOENIX – Police have arrested the husband of a Phoenix woman who has been missing for more than a week.

Joseph Concialdi, 57, was taken into custody Tuesday and booked on a first-degree murder charge. He is being held on a $2 million cash bond.

Julie Concialdi, 59, was last seen at her home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road around 7 p.m. on Sept. 4, according to police.

Hours later her empty car was found burning near 20th Avenue and Rose Garden Lane.

Officers went to her home and called her but got no response.

Family members reported her missing Sept. 6.

Police said forensic evidence led them to believe Julie Concialdi was a homicide victim although her body hasn’t been found.

Court documents described evidence of a sanitized crime scene at the couple’s Phoenix home house with blood that matched the woman’s DNA.

Julie Concialdi’s family said she uncharacteristically stopped returning calls and messages on Sept. 2 and failed to show up for appointments and work.

All of her belongings plus her cellphone, wallet and medications were still in the couple’s home, police said.

Police asked that anyone with information about the case call the missing persons unit at 602-534-2121 or 480-WITNESS.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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