SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The remains found on Saturday west of Tombstone have been identified as a 64-year-old McNeal woman who had been missing since her car got stranded in high water in a wash in September.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said the body was discovered on December 5 off of In Balance Road near Highway 82.
Deputies confirm the body is of Joan Buttner, who had been missing since Sep. 19 when she called a friend to say her car was in water up to her door after she drove on a gravel road east of Sierra Vista.
The Pima County Medical Examiner told authorities the body has the physical characteristics of Buttner.
Her body was recovered over 20 miles from the High Knolls flash flood location.