Woman's death ruled homicide, vanished after detention center release

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. -- Authorities in northern Arizona are investigating an apparent homicide after a woman's body was found in a remote part of the Camp Verde, Ariz. area.

According to the Camp Verde Marshal's Office Jamie Louise (Montiel) Treakle was last seen on Friday, Aug. 17 when she was released from the Yavapai County Detention Center near Old Cherry Road and Highway 260.

Treakle was last heard from by her boyfriend on that day when she called him at about 12:55 p.m.

Treakle called her boyfriend to notify him she was being released from the detention center and needed a ride. When the boyfriend arrived at the detention center Treakle was nowhere to be found.

Treakle's family members suspected foul-play. Treakle made no contact with her children, who are in the care of their grandparents. They said that was completely out of character for Treakle.

During their investigation detectives with the Camp Verde Marshal's Office developed information that a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with an Arizona license Plate of AKD-4812 was a vehicle of interest in Treakle's disappearance.

On Aug. 29 at 4:30 p.m. a family search party located a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck matching the description of the vehicle of interest.

The vehicle was located in a remote area off Cherry Creek Road.

Personnel from the Camp Verde Marshal's Office and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office responded and confirmed the vehicle to be that of the pickup truck being sought.

The next day Treakle's body was discovered near the truck.

Crime scene technicians and detectives worked throughout the day to recover and transfer the body to the Yavapai County Medical Examiner.

Her death was classified as a homicide.

Camp Verde Marshal's Office detectives are asking for the public's help in solving this crime.

Initial investigations indicate the suspect may have walked away from the scene, headed in the direction of Cottonwood, Ariz. from Cherry Creek Road in Camp Verde.

That area is labeled in the Arizona hunting regulations as unit 19A. This hunting unit includes Cherry Creek Road to the intersection of Forest Service Road 361 and the area immediately to the west.

Detectives are asking members of the public who may have deployed game or hunting cameras in this area during the time frame of Aug. 14 and Aug. 29 to please contact the Camp Verde Marshal's Office at 928-567-6621.