Update: Autopsy Confirms Body found near Flagstaff, AZ is Sasha Krause

The autopsy has confirmed the body found in Coconino County is Sasha Krause. This investigation is ongoing and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, Coconino County Sheriff's Office and our Federal partners will work together on this case. Information is limited at this time, and we ask for patience from the community as investigators work through this.

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The autopsy has confirmed the body found in Coconino County is Sasha Krause.
This investigation is ongoing and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office, Coconino County Sheriff's Office and our Federal partners will work together on this case. Information is limited at this time, and we ask for patience from the community as investigators work through this.

From the Coconino County (AZ) Sheriff's Office:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

On February 24th at approximately 8:00 pm the body discovered near Sunset Crater National Monument was Identified as Sasha Krause, a 27-year-old female missing out of Farmington, New Mexico since January 18th, 2020. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Officials were also notified at the time of confirmation.
Fingerprints taken at the scene were matched with the Texas Motor Vehicle Department’s Driver license records, to confirm her identity. The investigation is still ongoing by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office along with San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing their investigation to determine cause of death. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further details are available currently.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance with this incident. Anyone who may have recently seen anything suspicious in the area of Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument is asked to contact Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111 or Coconino County Sheriff’s Detective Jones at (928) 226-5038, with any information.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office along with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank The Federal Bureau of Investigations for their assistance in bringing a quick identification of the victim.

 

From the San Juan County Sheriff's Office:

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office out of Arizona yesterday, after they located the body of a female within their county that matches the general description of Sasha Krause. Detectives from the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area to assist and to determine if it was her or not. Positively identifying the body can only be done after an autopsy is performed. An autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Monday to establish the identity and to determine the official cause of death. Information on this case is limited at the present time and more details will be released as it becomes available.

 

Additional Information from the Coconino County (AZ) Sheriff's Office:

February 24, 2020

February 21st, at approximately 3:47 pm Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an area off of Forest Service Rd. 545 North of Flagstaff along Highway 89, for the report of a possible dead body found by a camper.
Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call from the Wupatki Ranger station, that an individual camping off Forest Service Rd. 545 had found what was believed to be a dead body near the individual’s camp. While deputies from the Flagstaff district were responding to the area, assistance was requested from National Park Service and Forest Service Officers who were in the area to help locate the area given by the camper and secure the scene.
Once on scene, deputies were able to locate and confirm a deceased female. Coconino County Criminal Investigations and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office were notified and responded to the area. Investigators worked through the night and into the next day before clearing the scene.
The victim was transported by the Medical Examiner’s Office to Flagstaff on Friday evening. The Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate to determine the identity of the deceased female. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further details are currently available. More information will be made available as the investigation progresses.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with this incident. Anyone who may have recently seen anything suspicious in the area of Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument is asked to contact Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111 or Coconino County Sheriff’s Detective Jones at (928) 226-5038, with any information to help solve this crime.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the National Park Service and the United States Forest Service for their assistance in this matter.

 

Editor's note:  Other posts on Social Media seem to indicate the family of Sasha Krause has been informed that the woman has been found deceased in the Flagstaff, AZ area.

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