Woman’s body found identified as missing Scottsdale resident

Diane M. Kay (Photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

Diane M. Kay (Photo by Scottsdale Police Department)

The Scottsdale woman who was reportedly missing since Sept. 11, has been identified as the deceased female body found on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, the Salt River Police Department found the body of a deceased female in the area of Dobson and McDonald, according to Scottsdale police reports.

On Sept. 23, the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office has identified the body as Diane Kay, according to police.

SRPD detectives have indicated no signs of foul play or that a crime has been committed, stated reports.

Findings from the initial investigation indicate the suspected cause of death to be suicide, police stated. Ms. Kay’s vehicle, cellphone, purse, and wallet with credit cards were at her residence according to an original missing person’s bulletin by Scottsdale police.

Police reported that Ms. Kay, 56, had last been seen on Friday, Sept. 11, at her home near Hayden Road and Indian Bend at approximately 5 p.m.

The final cause of death will ultimately be determined at the conclusion of the medical examiner’s/PD investigation, according to police.

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