PHOENIX — The mystery surrounding Angela Tramonte’s death grabbed the nation’s attention.
On July 29, the 31-year-old woman from the Boston area flew to Arizona to meet a Valley police officer who she met online.
The next day, she was dead.
Tramonte’s body was found in the backyard of a house at the base of Camelback Mountain after separating on a hike with Dario Dizdar, a 14-year member of the Phoenix Police Department.
Tramonte’s family and friends said they don’t trust Phoenix police and their ability to investigate a case involving one of their own officers.
To better understand what happened to Tramonte, the ABC15 Investigators used digital evidence, witness accounts, and a drone to retrace her steps with a pair of experienced hikers.
Our hike revealed that Tramonte made it far higher up Camelback’s Echo Canyon Trail than initially reported and discovered a likely place where she veered off the trail and ended up in a neighborhood north of the mountain.
Watch ABC15’s full report about retracing Tramonte’s last steps in the video player above.
ABC15 also obtained a copy of Phoenix’s death investigation from sources and is preparing a full report about those findings for Monday.
The department’s investigation listed Dizdar as a witness and did not find him at fault, records show.
Contact ABC15 Investigator Dave Biscobing at Dave@ABC15.com.