Body of Tempe woman found in dirt lot - CBS 5 - KPHO

Body of Tempe woman found in dirt lot

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(Source: Tempe Police Department) Joann Rotz (Source: Tempe Police Department) Joann Rotz
TEMPE, AZ (CBS5) -

Tempe police need the public's help in solving the death of a Tempe woman whose body was found Nov. 21 in a dirt lot.

The victim is identified as 37-year-old Joann Rotz. Police investigators and the medical examiner's office have determined that Rotz died from trauma to her upper body.

The woman was known to have frequented the area with no known place that she called home, officers said. She was often seen in the company of transient individuals, according to police investigators.

Few details surrounding her death are known, and the Tempe Police Department is looking for anyone who may have seen her in the days leading up to Nov. 21.

People with information are requested to call the Tempe Police Department at 480-350-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377). 

A $1,000 reward is offered through partnership with Silent Witness for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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