A “beloved” wife and mother who went missing while hiking in the Arizona heat has died

A "beloved" wife and mother who went missing while hiking in the Arizona heat has died

“To the hundreds who dropped everything to take the heat and help us search for Jessica, we can’t thank you enough,” her mom said.

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Jessica Lindstrom.

An Oregon woman who was reported missing while hiking in Arizona has been found, and authorities say her death appears to be heat-related.

Jessica Kristen Lindstrom, 34, went for a walk around 8:30 a.m. local time Friday and was declared missing by police hours later, according to Phoenix Fire Department officials. News agency.

Lindstrom was last seen hiking at the Deem Hills Recreation Area near 51st Drive and Deem Hills Parkway, Phoenix Police Department He said.

Fire Department Capt. Scott Douglas told the Associated Press that drones and technical rescue teams were used during a five-hour search before Lindstrom’s body was discovered on a remote path on the north side of the recreation area.

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The fire department said there was no reason to suspect her body had been discovered Arizona Republic.

Douglas added that it is up to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of her death, but preliminary information indicates that Lindstrom became overheated while hiking.

“Unfortunately, Ms. Lindstrom was in town from Oregon, where it wasn’t that hot,” Douglas told the AP.

The Phoenix Police Department and the Phoenix Fire Department did not immediately respond to people’s requests for comment.

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Lindstrom, who previously lived in the Phoenix suburb of Peoria, was a registered nurse in Oregon, according to the outlet.

said her father KTVK/KPHO that Jessica was in town for the baptism of one of her sons and that she had experience hiking in the area.

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In a joint message on GoFundMe The page was launched to help raise money for funeral expenses, Jessica’s mother, Angela Adams, said, “It is heavy and broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister.”

Added Adams, “To the hundreds who dropped everything to take the heat and help us search for Jessica, we can’t thank you enough.” “Our family has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our family, friends, strangers, and the hundreds throughout our community who have come to help us in every way.”

As of Monday, the page has raised more than $30,000.

Related: A man was found dead in a car with two flat tires and broken air conditioning in Death Valley National Park in the sweltering heat

Lindstrom’s death comes as national and state parks in the Southwest reported seven possible heat-related deaths this summer, according to New York times.

According to the Associated Press, July was the hottest month on record in Phoenix, with an average temperature of 102.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

“It’s safe to say we just want to remind everyone right now during this heat, just be very aware of the times you’re hiking and take every safety precaution you can while hiking,” Phoenix Fire Department Captain Kimberly Ragsdale told the Arizona family. .

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