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Phoenix police have reportedly recovered the body of missing woman Julie Concialdi

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 02:31:00-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police believe they have located the body of 59-year-old Julie Concialdi, who has been missing for nearly a month.

Police confirmed they suspected foul play in her disappearance before eventually arresting her husband, Joseph Concialdi, for first-degree murder.

The night of her disappearance on September 4, police found her vehicle burned and abandoned roughly nine miles from her home.

Police reportedly located Julie’s body Thursday, in the area of 56th Street and Deer Valley Road. Circumstances on what led police to that location have not been released.

Joseph Concialdi reportedly told police that the two had gotten into an argument on September 4 and that he went camping near Payson to cool down. He claimed that when he returned she was not at the home.

"The first red flag was when she wasn't returning texts and phone calls to her children," Concialdi's daughter, Layce Phillips, told ABC15. "If I ever sent her a text, within five minutes I had a phone call or a text back."

After Julie was reported missing, police discovered that all of her belongings, phone, wallet, and medications had been left behind.

Police discovered a "significant sanitized crime scene" and discovered evidence suggesting there had been blood from a "significant injury" that was cleaned up. DNA testing revealed a match to the missing woman.

Investigators learned that Joseph did not go camping, but instead visited a woman in Payson who he met on a dating app that he had been seeing since March 2020.