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Phoenix Police find body believed to be missing woman Julie Concialdi. (Photo: Phoenix Police via Twitter)

Phoenix police said on Thursday that they found a body believed to be Julie Concialdi, who went missing in early September.

Concialdi, 59, was reported missing on Sept. 6 by her husband, 57-year-old Joseph Anthony Concialdi, who was arrested less than two weeks later on suspicion of killing her.

The body was found near 56th Street and Deer Valley Drive on Thursday afternoon, police said. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner will determine the identity and cause of death.

Julie Concialdi was reported missing after her car was found abandoned and burned just a few miles away from her north Phoenix home near 27th Avenue and Dove Valley Road on Sept. 4. The fire appeared to be set intentionally, according to court documents.

After Julie Concialdi was not returning calls from her family or police, police issued a search warrant to investigate the couple’s home on Sept. 8.

Traces of Julie Concialdi’s blood were found as well as what police called “evidence of a significant sanitized crime scene.” Police believed that she suffered significant injuries.

Activity on Julie’s phone stopped on Sept. 2, two days before her car exploded, and no one has contacted her since then, according to police. Police believe she died that day.

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Surveillance footage provided by Phoenix police shows a flash of light and a loud noise as Julie Concialdi’s car explodes on Sept. 4, 2020.

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