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PCSO: Missing San Tan Valley woman found alive, in critical condition

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Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 17:02:01-05

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says they have located a 28-year-old woman reported missing from the San Tan Valley area.

Jessica Goodwin was reportedly last heard from on Jan. 11 "under abnormal circumstances."

Officials say phone records led search and rescue teams to an area of land on the Gila River Indian Community. During their search, Goodwin was spotted Sunday around 4:45 p.m.

On Tuesday, Goodwin, who was found severely dehydrated, was transferred out of the ICU and doctors say her condition continues to improve.

In an email to ABC15, friends of Goodwin say:

"On behalf of the friends of Jess, we want to thank the thousands across our state and country for their dedicated efforts in helping us pray, and share credible information across social media relentlessly in efforts of locating Jess.

We extend that thank you to the Pinal County Sheriff Department for their non-stop search and rescue efforts with Jess's family. Because of the family, PCSD, friends, medical staff, and our Arizona community Jess was found and provided the immediate medical attention she needed and we are beyond happy that she is safe and on the upswing in her recovery. She is safe and she is alive and we are all incredibly grateful for that."

On Jan. 11, Goodwin was said to have called off work and left her dog at home. Officials say Goodwin's white 2013 Volkswagen Jetta was found abandoned near a wash off Bonnie Lane in Queen Creek Thursday.

"This is the outcome we have all been hoping and praying for. I commend our Detectives and our Search and Rescue team for their commitment and attention to detail," said Sheriff Mark Lamb.

PCSO says at this time there is no evidence of foul play, and no indication a crime occurred.