Missing Sedona woman found dead on hiking trail

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- A Sedona woman missing for weeks has been found dead near a hiking trail.

The woman has been identified as 52 year old Gwendolyn Munday of Sedona. Munday had been reported as a missing person to the Sedona Police Department on Nov. 10. She had last been seen on Nov. 7.

This weekend, the  Coconino County Sheriff’s Office got a call from the leader of a hiking group. The caller told deputies that a body of a woman was found near the Huckaby Trail off Schnebly Hill Road.

The Sedona Fire District, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, and Sedona Police Department all responded to the scene. Coconino County Search and Rescue assisted with the recovery of the body due to the rough terrain.

Initial investigation of the scene does not indicate foul play. However, the case is still open pending further review of information.  The cause of death is yet to be determined by the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.