PHOENIX — Police say a woman believed to a Phoenix homicide victim had been reported as a missing person in Glendale.

They say 43-year-old Maria Villanueva was pronounced dead at a residence last Saturday morning.

Phoenix police officers were called in reference to a check welfare and found a woman with obvious physical trauma.

It was later learned that the victim had been reported as a missing person by Glendale police.

Phoenix police say their investigation into Villanueva’s death is ongoing.

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