Police in Avondale identify woman whose body was found in river bottom

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

AVONDALE – Police in Avondale have identified a woman whose body was discovered in the river bottom at Indian Springs and El Mirage Roads.

On June 27 the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a local fisherman who had discovered the woman’s body.

Police have identified the remains as those of 34-year-old Christine Jurek, a Phoenix resident, through fingerprints.

Avondale police is requesting the public’s help in obtaining information regarding Jurek’s last known whereabouts before June 27 or any details regarding this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Avondale police at (623) 333-7001 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.