A body matching the description of a woman missing since May 2017 has been found in Earp, CA.
According to Sandy Giles’s daughter Kendall, the body was found just 10 feet from the side of Highway 62 only 800 feet from where Sandy’s car was discovered last May.
The body was decomposed but matches features including bleached blonde hair, dentures, a cigarette case and keys. It was discovered by biologists researching desert reptiles and will now be sent to San Bernardino for a confirmation of identity, using DNA and dental records. No cause of death could immediately be determined.
Sandy’s disappearance near Parker, AZ prompted news stories, search parties and interest from all over the country. She had been on a road trip to California from her home state of Alabama. It is not known why she made a detour to the Parker area, but her car was discovered a few days later parked in a desert wash just off the roadway.
“[Law enforcement is] saying that it seems no-one realized her body was only 10 feet off of the road because a couple of days after her car was found, they scraped the sides of the road and may have accidentally pushed dirt over her body,” Kendall wrote on Facebook. “It is so hard knowing we walked so close to her and drove past her body hundreds of times, both times we went to California.”
The body was found toward Parker from the location her car was discovered, according to Kendall, indicating that Sandy may have been walking toward the town. She had called family members earlier asking if they could send her money for fuel.
“There were hundreds of people that loved momma very much and have been praying and everyone deserves to hear from us, not anyone else,” Kendall wrote. “This is the hardest day of our lives and we are at a loss for words. The closure doesn’t make it hurt any less and we are so heartbroken but we know our beautiful mother is in Jesus’ arms now. We are so appreciative for all the prayers and ask you please continue praying for our family. We will keep everyone as updated as we can.”
Original story HERE.