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Phoenix PD: Foul play suspected in disappearance of Valley mom

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 21:24:00-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say foul play is suspected in the disappearance of 59-year-old Julie Concialdi, missing since last Friday.

Phoenix Police also confirmed to ABC15 on Thursday her vehicle was not only found abandoned roughly nine miles from her home, but also burned. The vehicle was found Friday night.

Police say Concialdi was last seen at her home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road around 7 p.m. on September 4, 2020.

Her vehicle was reportedly found later that night near 20th Avenue and Monona Drive. Police confirmed Thursday that the vehicle had been burned. People who work nearby told ABC15 there was a vehicle that caught fire around 11 p.m.

Surveillance video from the area released by police shows some type of explosion and light from the vehicle fire, though it doesn't show the blaze directly.

Car fire surveillance video in missing woman case

A man who works nearby told ABC15 the vehicle was engulfed in flames. The location where the vehicle was found and Concialdi's listed address are roughly nine miles apart.

"I just hope she's alive," said Layce Phillips, Concialdi's daughter.

Phillips told ABC15 her mom is not the type of person to just fall off the map.

"She's funny, she has a great sense of humor, very loving person," Phillips said.

Phillips hopes anyone with information comes forward.

"She was the person who would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it," she said. "If anyone can help out with anything, my whole family, we're a mess, we would just be so grateful."

A man inside Concialdi's listed address did not answer the door when an ABC15 reporter stopped by.

Additional details on the investigation have not been released.

Concialdi is described as 5’01”, 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. It’s unclear what clothing she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

Phoenix Police detectives are asking anyone who may have information concerning her whereabouts to contact the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or 602-262-6151 after hours.