Murder investigation continues for Farmington woman Sasha Krause

New Mexico

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – An autopsy has confirmed the body found in Coconino County, Arizona is missing Farmington woman Sasha Marie Krause. Krause, a member of the Farmington Mennonite Church, went missing on January 18, 2020.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, February 21 around 3:47 p.m. deputies responded to an area off of Forest Service Road north of Flagstaff in response to a report of a dead body found by a camper. Deputies were able to locate and confirm the deceased female and the victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, February 22 regarding the victim who deputies say matched a general description of Krause. An autopsy on Monday confirmed it was the 27-year-old.

CCSO reports that fingerprints taken at the scene were matched with the Texas Motor Vehicle Department’s Driver license records confirming Sasha Krause’s identity. The Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office is continuing its investigation into her cause of death.

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office posted a video to their Facebook page on Tuesday stating they have partnered with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and federal authorities to try and identify the individual responsible for Krause’s kidnapping and murder.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument in Arizona to contact Silent Witness at 928-774-6111 or Coconino County Sheriff’s Detective Jones at 928-226-5038.

This is a developing story. KRQE News 13 will provide information as it becomes available.

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