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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

 

 

COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/28/2021 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClass1B15D7459EDD470480D926E361EB69AD"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<br></h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399" target="_blank">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> </p><h3>Vaccine Fact Sheet</h3><p>Download information about the currently approved vaccines.<br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-English.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - English (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Spanish.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet - Spanish (PDF)</a><br><a href="/piosite/Documents/Vaccine-Fact-Sheet-Chinese.pdf" target="_blank">Vaccine Fact Sheet- Chinese (PDF)</a><br></p><h3>Masks Required in City Buildings Regardless of Vaccination Status</h3><p><a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1917" target="_blank">On May 19, 2021 the Phoenix City Council updated the Face Coverings information to automatically adjust with CDC guidance. On July 27, 2021, the CDC updated that guidance to require masking indoors in communities with substantial or high virus transmission rates, regardless of vaccination status. Effective Monday, August 2, 2021​, masks are required in all city buildings. As previously decided by the Council, private businesses may set their own policies regarding face coverings applicable to their employees and customers. </a>(<strong>Note: </strong>The airport and public transit remain covered by the Federal mask mandate.) <br></p><h3>Downtown Phoenix Buildings Are “By Appointment Only”​<br></h3><p>​<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1084">Public access to the following downtown city of Phoenix buildings is currently by appointment only ​</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>Phoenix City Hall – 200 W. Washington St.<br>Calvin C. Goode Building – 251 W. Washington St.<br>Phoenix Public Transit Building – 302 N. First Ave​</p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><p> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054" target="_blank">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a href="/resources" target="_blank">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a href="/COVIDrelief" target="_blank">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> ​<br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security7/28/2021 9:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: COVID-19 Testing, No Out-of-Pocket Costs<div class="ExternalClassD492139D628F403389503F66F61CC998"><html> <div class="ExternalClassFA4EFB964BD142158CA446F5807F9C77"> <br> <h2>​COVID-19 Testing<br></h2><p>We're all in this together. <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash">#COVID19</a> testing with no out-of-pocket cost. The city of #PHX now has two #COVID19 mobile testing vans out in the community. See also list of <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561">COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts.</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">Vincere Cancer Center</a><br></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2: </strong><a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">Premier Lab Solutions</a>​​<br><br></p><h3>Wednesday, July 28, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Building Blocks Counseling<br>7725 N 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, July 29, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Falcon Park<br> 3420 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, July 30, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, July 31, 2021<br></h3><p> <strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://vincerecancer.com/" target="_blank">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p> <strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Harmon Library<br>1325 S 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix" target="_blank">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a>​<br></p><h3>Monday, August 2, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Washington Activity Center<br> 2240 W Citrus Way, Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 3, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cesar Chavez Park<br> 7858 S. 35th Ave., Laveen Village, AZ 85339<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 4, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Santa Maria Park<br> 3425 S 71st Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, August 5, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> El Reposo Park<br> 502 E. Alta Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85042<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 6, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 7, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Yucca Library<br> 5648 N 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85015<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Monday, August 9, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 6601 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Sueño Park<br> 4401 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Tuesday, August 10, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Western Star Park<br> 4425 E. Western Star Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85044<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Wednesday, August 11, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Helen Drake Senior Center<br> 7600 N 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p><h3>Thursday, July 12, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Fry’s Food Store<br> 850 E. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85020<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, August 13, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Paradise Valley Community Center<br> 17642 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, August 14, 2021<br></h3><p><strong>Mobile Van #1.</strong> Cortez Park<br> 3434 W. Dunlap, Phoenix, AZ 85051<br> 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com/">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><p><strong>Mobile Van #2.</strong> Desert Sage Library<br> 7602 W Encanto Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85035<br> 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.<br>Register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix">https://premierlabsolutions.com/covid-19/phoenix</a></p>​ ​ </div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
CDC Mask Guidance Prompts Change for City Buildingshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/2001City Manager7/29/2021 12:30:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2001/Newsroom_Default_01.jpgCDC Mask Guidance Prompts Change for City Buildings<div class="ExternalClassF57C302FC5A74BE4B642D072A2265791"><html>The City of Phoenix is updating its face covering policy to reflect recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to protect employees and residents from increasing COVID-19 transmission rates. <br><br>Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, the City Manager will once again require face coverings in all city of Phoenix facilities, regardless of vaccination status.  <br><br>This includes Phoenix City Hall, libraries, and community centers.  The policy change applies to employees, contractors and customers or visitors to city facilities. <br><br>In an announcement Tuesday, the CDC explained <a target="_blank" href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html">face coverings should be used indoors</a> in public if you are in an area of <a target="_blank" href="https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view">substantial or high transmission</a>. The updated guidance is due to a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases, particularly from the Delta variant and in communities across the country with low vaccination rates. <br><br>Maricopa County has shown a steady increase in the virus in recent weeks and current community spread bench​marks show the positivity rate remains in the high transmission category. The vaccination rate in Maricopa County is lagging the national average which is contributing to these benchmarks.<br><br>In May, the Phoenix City Council voted in favor of an '<a target="_blank" href="https://apps-secure.phoenix.gov/PublicRecordsSearch/Home/RenderPDF/?id=yG924qJeo60JqpsGuMkHdi7AVOsRkVnukmKR+1XiqtU=">Amended Declaration of the Phoenix City Council Regarding Face Coverings'</a> to automatically adjust mask policies in accordance with current CDC guidance.<br><br>The Declaration specific notes that businesses may continue to set policies regarding face coverings for their employees and customers.  The policy announced today only impacts city facilities.  Businesses remain free to determine their own rules surrounding masking requirements.<br><br>City leaders will continue to monitor CDC guidance as well as local data to determine future policies surrounding COVID protocols. <br><br>Patrons at Sky Harbor Airport and all riders of public transit are required to wear masks as part of the Federal mask mandate.<br><br>The city of Phoenix urges eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccination. <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/5709/Take-Care?gclid=CjwKCAjwgISIBhBfEiwALE19SVSvLrmzozBwW-ic7JkCIIt9pu9GpYX4rhhfv9PBdA4Gl5bBGLCciBoCYRsQAvD_BwE">Maricopa County Public Health</a> has information on vaccination sites across Phoenix, including free options for obtaining the COVID-19 vaccination. <br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/citymanagerNews

 

 

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