Missing Valley woman Amanda Cruse found dead in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -

A Scottsdale woman who disappeared during a weekend visit to San Diego last month has been found dead.

Police say the body of 30-year-old Amanda Cruse was discovered on Mission Beach.

On Saturday, February 18,  Cruse arrived in San Diego. San Diego police say she then spent the afternoon visiting the area of Sunset Cliffs.

Police say it appears Cruse went back to the area of Sunset Cliffs, possibly to take pictures of the sunrise.

But Cruse did not return to Scottsdale. Her family members reported her missing on February 21, 2017.

 The San Diego Police Department had been actively searching for Cruse since her reported disappearance.  

On Sunday, March 5,  the San Diego Police Communications Center received a call that a body was found on Mission Beach.

When San Diego Police Department officers arrived on scene they found the decomposed body of an adult female.

 Due to the condition of the body, identification could not be made at the scene and the body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.

Tuesday morning, the body was identified as that of Cruse through dental comparison.

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