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Flagstaff, AZ – On Sunday, July 19, 2015 at about 10:08 am the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) advising that Flagstaff Police Department Officers (FPD) and DPS Officers were in pursuit of an adult female who was driving erratically initially on Highway 89 then North on Highway 180/Fort Valley Road with the pursuit entering several neighborhoods. Eventually the female driver stopped the vehicle in the Cheshire Neighborhood and was taken into custody by Flagstaff Police Officers.
According to DPS they received a call from an individual who had been called by the driver of the pursued vehicle. According to this third party, the driver’s sister was deceased and her whereabouts were unknown. Deputies responded to the driver’s residence located in Alpine Ranchos and found a 63 year-old female deceased outside the residence. At this point in the investigation, Detectives believe the victim died as a result of self-inflected injuries. This investigation is be continued by the Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089