Phoenix police say foul play is suspected in the recent disappearance of 59-year-old Julie Concialdi.
Police say Concialdi hasn’t been seen since Sept. 4 and that her vehicle was found burning in a parking lot just hours after she was last seen at her home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road on Sept. 4 about 7 p.m.
Video surveillance footage from a nearby business doesn’t capture the burning car, but a loud explosion and light from a nearby fire. The footage shows a dark, empty parking lot. A flash of light can be seen and an explosion heard off-camera as smoke fills the air.
Phoenix police responded to the burning car about 11 p.m. in the area of 20th Avenue and Monona Drive. They extinguished the fire and found the abandoned car was registered to Concialdi.
Police attempted to contact and locate Concialdi to notify her that her vehicle caught on fire, but she was not home and didn’t answer the phone, police said.
Her family reported her missing two days later on Sept. 6.
“As of today, Julie has not been located, and based on some of the preliminary interviews and items, foul play is suspected,” Phoenix police spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said.
Her family has previously described her as a “wonderful lady and amazing mother.”
“We love Julie very much and we would do anything to have her back home safe,” said Jessica Frantz, Concialdi’s future daughter-in-law.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding Concialdi’s whereabouts to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS, or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish, to remain anonymous.