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Despite Identifying Missing Woman, Mystery Remainshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1013Police3/3/2020 11:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1013/Newsroom_Police_Missing_Woman.pngDespite Identifying Missing Woman, Mystery Remains<div class="ExternalClass79D09A0C2D1949E3803D31B97BA8C8A6"><html>​It's a mystery near four decades long.  <br><br>August 15th, 1983 Phoenix Police Officers located a woman's body near a canal access road around 43rd Street and Williams Road, in an Ahwatukee neighborhood.  For years, detectives worked to identify the woman with no luck.  For the past 37 years, she has been known only as “Medical Examiner Case Number 83-1480", and Ahwatukee Jane Doe.  Her true identity has remained a mystery.<br><br>Fast forward to 2018.  Detectives with the Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit used a new technique called Forensic Genealogy.  If that term sounds familiar, it is because Phoenix Police and other agencies have had recent success with this new technology.  Results from this testing located some very distant relatives and determined that Ahwatukee Jane was likely a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.  This information was shared with local media, and family members from a missing woman named Peggy Elgo came forward.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><img src="/policesite/MediaAssets/Newsroom_Peggy_Son.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:222px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br><br>Peggy was a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and was last seen in 1983 when she was twenty years old.  She left behind her infant son and was never seen again.  Investigators searched and found no trace of her after 1983.  Believing that Ahwatukee Jane Doe may be Peggy Elgo, investigators collected DNA from family members to compare.<br><br>Case closed, right?  Wrong.  The DNA did not match.  Phoenix investigators did not stop there.  They uploaded the family samples into CODIS, the national DNA database.  In 2019, they received a notification of a possible DNA association to another unidentified body case.  This Jane Doe was located on June 7, 1983 in a remote desert area in Pinal County.  Additional testing was performed, and investigators were able to positively identify the Pinal County Jane Doe as Peggy Elgo.   <br><br>After 37 years, the family of Peggy Elgo has answers.  <br><br>While one book closed, the other remans open.  Ahwatukee Jane Doe's identity is still a mystery.  Phoenix detectives hope another family member will see this story and come forward, like Peggy Elgo's family did, and provide information on who Ahwatukee Jane is.<br><br>Ahwatukee Jane is described as a Native American female, 25-30 years old in 1983, 5'05", 142 pounds, with shoulder length black hair with loose curls, and brown eyes. She had a metal retainer on the tongue side of her lower teeth. During her life, she had orthodontic dental work that was characterized as “excellent". Forensic Genealogy has shown that she is likely a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.<br><br>If anyone has any information on the Ahwatukee Jane case, please contact the Phoenix Police Department's Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit at 602-534-2121, or after hours contact 602-262-6141. Tips can also be called into Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.<br><br>The identification of Peggy Elgo was a team effort, with many agencies involved. The Phoenix Police Department would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Pima county Medical Examiner's Office, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Parabon Labs, Bode Labs, and the San Carlos Apache Police Department.  If you have any details on the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.<br></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeNewspoliceMissing WomanPolice@PhoenixPolice @MisingKids @PinalCSO @SC_ApacheMissing Person, DNA Evidence, San Carlos Apache NationPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice

 

 

Popular Phoenix Trails to Close During Extremely Hot Dayshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3080Parks and Recreation4/22/2024 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3080/Trail-Closure-at-Piestewa-Peak.jpgPopular Phoenix Trails to Close During Extremely Hot Days<div class="ExternalClassED91D3EB345F479CB56F4199D66815AB"><html> <p>Three popular City of Phoenix hiking trails will close during extremely hot days.<br></p> <p>On days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning, Camelback Mountain's Echo and Cholla Trails and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve will close from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.​<br></p> <p>During Excessive Heat Warnings, trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted. Closure information will be posted on the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department's website and social media accounts, and to local resorts and hotels. Additionally, Phoenix Park Rangers will be visible at those locations to remind and educate trail users about the restrictions. Email notifications are also available by <a href="/parks/trails/take-a-hike-do-it-right" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">signing up for “Hiking and Heat Updates" online.</strong></a> </p> <p>To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June  through September at North Mountain Park and Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and Pima Canyon Trailhead in South Mountain Park/Preserve. To provide an extra two hours of availability and promote hiking after 7 p.m., parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations. Year-round at those three trailheads, parking lots open at 5 a.m., and trails are open until 11 p.m. All other trails within the Phoenix parks system will remain open.</p> <p>During the Valley's warm weather months, and regardless of whether an Excessive Heat Watch is in effect, it is recommended that trail users hike during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.</p> <p>Looking for an open trail? There are more than 200 miles of open trails within the City of Phoenix. Visit <a href="http://www.phoenix.gov/trails" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">Phoenix.gov/trails</strong></a><span style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);"> </span>to plan your next hike.</p> <p> <strong>BACKGROUND</strong> </p> <p>In summer 2021, the Parks and Recreation Department ran a 2 ½ month pilot program from July 13 to September 30 in which they closed these same trails to reduce heat-related injuries and deaths and reduce the risk of injuries to rescue personnel.</p> <p>In October of 2021, the Parks and Recreation Board formally adopted the program limiting hiking on some trails from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on National Weather Service issued Heat Warning days.</p> <p>The first full season of the Trails and Heat Safety Program ran from May 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2022, for a duration of 153 days. There were 18 <a href="http://www.weather.gov/" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);"><span style="">National Weather Service</span> </strong></a>(NWS) issued Heat Warning Days and, therefore, 18 resulting trail closure days in 2022. In 2023, there were 42 trail closure days. </p> <p>In August of 2023, the Parks and Recreation Board expanded the trail closure program to cover the entire year (previously ​May – October) and extended the closure hours to begin at 9 a.m. (previously 11 a.m.). <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/2852" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">Read more about the board's decision.</strong></a> </p> <p> <strong>TAKE A HIKE, DO IT RIGHT</strong> </p> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation, and Fire departments have worked in partnership since 2015 to share the <a href="/parks/trails" target="_blank"><strong style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">“Take a Hike. Do it Right. </strong></a><span style="color:rgb(139, 0, 0);">"</span> hiking safety message and continue to lead with education about responsible hiking. All trail users should follow these important and potentially life-saving hiking guidelines:</p> <p>•Dress Appropriately: Wear proper shoes, clothing, hat, and sunscreen.</p> <p>•Bring Water: Hydrate before you go. Have plenty of water, more than you think you need. Turn around and head back to the trailhead before you drink half of your water.</p> <p>•Keep in Contact: Carry a mobile phone.</p> <p>•Team Up: Hike with others. If hiking solo, tell someone your start and end times, and location.</p> <p>•Be Honest: Do you have a medical condition? Asthma, heart problems, diabetes, knee or back problems? Don't push yourself! (Even trained athletes have been caught off guard by getting dehydrated on Arizona trails.)</p> <p>•Don't Trailblaze: Enjoy the Sonoran Desert's beautiful and undeveloped landscape, but please stay on designated trails.</p> <p>•Take Responsibility: Don't be "that person" – the one who wasn't prepared, shouldn't have been there for health reasons, or ignored safety guidelines. Be the responsible hiker, who takes a hike and does it right!</p> <p>For the safety of pets, dogs are prohibited on any City of Phoenix trail when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. The Arizona Humane Society advises that temperatures in the 90s are also unsafe for pets to be outdoors. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
Fire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3078Parks and Recreation4/19/2024 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3078/Phoenix-Mountain-Preserve.jpgFire Ban in Desert Parks and Preserves Starts May 1<div class="ExternalClass707B3004499A4E278C1DBC87932404E8"><html> <p>The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will put into effect its annual ban of open fires in the City's desert parks and mountain preserves starting Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department's annual fire ban goes into effect the same day .</p><p>In consultation with the Phoenix Fire Department, smoking and charcoal fires are included in the ban due to the extreme fire danger that the combination of low humidity, increased temperatures, excessive dry vegetation, and frequent high winds create each spring.</p><p>The ban applies to <strong>Camelback Mountain, Deem Hills Recreation Area, Lookout Mountain, Papago Park, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, Phoenix Mountains Preserve, Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, North Mountain Park, Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area, and South Mountain Park/Preserve.</strong></p><p>The ban does not apply to the City's flatland parks.</p><p>For those using the City's desert parks and preserve land, the fire ban stipulates the following:</p><p>·       Open wood and charcoal fires are prohibited</p><p>·       Propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas<br></p><p><strong>The following activities continue to be prohibited year-round:</strong></p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Smoking outside enclosed vehicles </li><li>Fireworks</li></ul><p>Motorists traveling through or near Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves should use extreme care with smoking materials and dispose of those only in their vehicle's ash tray.</p><p>To protect their homes, residents whose property borders the City's preserve land may remove dry shrubs, brush and grasses, and trim dead branches from trees within the 10-foot strip of land that borders their property. By creating this 10-foot "buffer zone" residents can help to protect their homes from potential brush fires in the adjacent preserve land.</p><p>Preserve neighbors also should check irrigation lines and pool back-flush hoses to ensure that water is not seeping into the preserve. Outside water sources encourage unnaturally dense vegetation growth, which increases fire risk.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews
​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/3079Human Services4/19/2024 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3079/library.jpg​City Exhibit Takes Aim at Sexual Assault Victim “Shaming” and “Blaming”<div class="ExternalClass42B88EECDE6A4A67B3CBCE0CA2D77D7B"><html> <p>​The City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives team invites you to visit a powerful exhibit to raise awareness about sexual assault as part of April's “Let's Talk Teal Campaign." April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the city provides resources and awareness events all month.</p> <p>The exhibit titled “What were you wearing?" draws attention to the “rape culture," where questions and statements like these are common, and put the blame on the victim. Victim shaming and blaming discourages victims from coming forward to report the crime and seek help. The display features the stories of several survivors and a representation of the clothes they were wearing when they were assaulted. </p> <p>The exhibit is on display at Burton Barr Library on the 2nd floor through April 24th.</p> <p>The <a target="_blank" href="/humanservices/programs/strategicinitiatives">City of Phoenix's Strategic Initiatives</a> section collaborates with community partners to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, unhealthy youth relationships, human trafficking, and to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We achieve this mission through prevention, training, community awareness, and enhancing services for the overall well-being of those we serve.​<br></p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNews

 

 

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