New details released in death of woman found shot, killed at El Mirage cemetery

EL MIRAGE, AZ - El Mirage police have released new details in the death of a woman found at an El Mirage cemetery April 1st.

Police said Monday that 25-year-old Kristina West was shot and killed sometime between 11:30 p.m. on March 31 and 7 a.m. on April 1.

West, of Wittmann, was found on a dirt road at the cemetery near Grand Avenue and Greenway Boulevard.

Kim Walden with the El Mirage Police Department said visitors at the cemetery called police around 7:15 a.m. to report the body.

Officers noticed obvious signs of trauma to the woman's body and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact Detective Swingle through the El Mirage Police Communications Center at 623-933-1341 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS, (480) TESTIGO for Spanish. They are offering up to a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case.

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