YCSO: Body found likely missing AZ womanPosted: Updated:
A medical examiner is working to determine if a body found by hikers Thursday is a 47-year-old woman from Oak Creek, who was reported missing one week ago.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said the body was found along the banks of Oak Creek in the area of East Wing Drive about noon, just one mile south of where Amy Beth Davis' backpack was found.
A friend reported Davis missing the morning of Sept. 12, but a deputy found Davis at her home in the 100 block of Rainbow Lane in the Village of Oak Creek, according to the YCSO.
YCSO said Davis told the deputy she'd follow up with her concerned friend, but she never did.
After 8 p.m., deputies returned to Davis' home at her friend's request, but she wasn't there.
The deputy checked the neighborhood and area where Davis normally walks her dog Chasta and also tried tracking her through her cell phone, but those efforts were not successful.
On Friday, a helicopter and search dogs were used in an effort to locate Davis.
Deputies handed out flyers to neighbors and area hikers, and just before 6 p.m. Friday, a person reported finding the backpack along Oak Creek which belonged to Davis.
Davis' dog was spotted on Disney Lane in the Village of Oak Creek. A helicopter search of the area came up empty.
YCSO said they are awaiting an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death.
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