TUCSON, Ariz. — Skeletal human remains found in a rural area on the outskirts of metro Tucson have been identified as those of a 38-year-old woman with Down syndrome reported missing nearly a year ago, authorities said Thursday.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the manner of Sarah Galloway’s death hasn’t yet been determined and that detectives were still investigating.
Galloway’s brother-in-law Ted Jaconski said her family is still seeking information about how she died.
“We feel that we don’t have complete closure. It’s just sad,” Jaconski told the Arizona Republic.
Galloway’s remains were found by a hiker Feb. 12 in the Picture Rocks desert area.
A week-long search by law enforcement and more than 100 volunteers in vehicles, on foot and horseback was conducted after Galloway was reported missing in March 2019. She was last seen at her home.