Crews continue search for woman in AZ wash

Posted at 4:35 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 19:35:01-04

Crews continue to search for a 64-year-old McNeal woman missing since last weekend after her car got stranded in high water in a wash east of Sierra Vista.

Cochise County Sheriff's officials say Joan Buttner called a friend about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, saying her car was in water up to the door after she drove on a gravel road near High Knoll Subdivision.

Authorities later found her empty car 200 yards downstream with the driver's side window and back window smashed out, but no sign on Buttner.

Search teams from Cochise, Pima and Graham counties along with an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter have been looking for Buttner in the wash and along the banks from dawn to dusk.