Police believe missing Phoenix woman was ‘violently murdered’

Sep 8, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Sep 9, 2022, 10:18 am
(Phoenix Police Department photo)...
(Phoenix Police Department photo)
(Phoenix Police Department photo)

PHOENIX — Police are searching for a Phoenix woman who is missing after foul play was suspected, authorities said.

Veronica Mondragon, 28 years old, was reported missing on July 1. Mondragon had stayed in communication with her siblings until around June 27.

Her last known location was near Black Canyon Highway and Indian School Road.

The missing person’s case became a homicide investigation after learning details of a violent attack believed to be committed on Mondragon.

Several witnesses were able to advise detectives of details that led to the assumption of Mondragon’s death, said sergeant Brian Bower. Bower said it is a tricky investigation without any physical evidence.

Authorities believe the suspect removed Mondragon’s body to a different location at some point.

Detectives are still on the look for a person of interest who is a Hispanic male that goes by the name “Soldier.” Silent Witness is offering up to $2,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

“If anyone out there has anything to please help us bring our sister to peace,” her oldest sibling Juan Rodriguez said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151, Silent Witness to remain anonymous at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish.

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Police believe missing Phoenix woman was ‘violently murdered’