SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A 53-year-old Scottsdale woman has been arrested for the 2009 murder of her husband.
According to Scottsdale Police Spokesperson David Pubins, Shari Tobyne confessed to shooting her husband of 35 years at a home near 87th Street and Mountain View Road.
She then apparently disposed of the body in the desert.
On July 21st, the couple's three children apparently called the Scottsdale Police Department to report their father missing.
They said they had not heard from him since late November. According to the adult children, Tobyne had told them their father left the country because of a pending divorce.
During a police investigation, Pubins said detectives discovered Tobyne purchased a gun just three days after her husband said he wanted to separate.
Tobyne later confessed to shooting her husband and disposing of his body in the desert east of Phoenix, Pubins said. She was arrested for first-degree murder.
The couple was renting the home. The landlord moved in after Tobyne moved out in December.
"I'm just trying to deal with it," said Karen, the landlord who asked only to be identified by her first name.
Police say the carpet in the bedroom had been replaced before Tobyne moved out.
"The only explanation I got was that they replaced it because they had allergies which didn't make any sense since there weren't any animals in the home," said Karen.
Police conducted surveillance on Tobyne in August after her husband's abandoned pickup was discovered at an apartment near 30th Street and Shea Boulevard.
Police say they tracked Tobyne as she disposed of evidence.
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