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Remains Found in Desert Match Slain Man


Forensic specialists have confirmed that remains found in three different parts of the state have been positively identified as Dwight Tobyne, who was reported missing by his wife in November of 2009.

In August of this year, 53-year-old Shari Tobyne admitting to the fatal shooting of her husband and disposal of his body out in the desert. But she didn't tell police where.

At the time of his death, Shari Tobyne told her adult children that she and Dwight had separated after 35 years of marriage, and he had left the country. In July of this year, the Tobyne's adult children finally called Scottsdale Police to report their father missing, since they had not heard from him.

Scottsdale Police began investigating the missing persons case and interviewed Shari. Shari told them she tried to kill herself, but her husband was accidentally shot and killed in the process, in their condo near Mountain View Rd and 87th St.

Then, police say, she went to great lengths to dispose of his body, cutting it up and depositing it across Arizona.

The remains that were analyzed for DNA were found separately, days apart, in La Paz County, Pinal County, and Maricopa County, by hikers in December of 2009. Citizens had notified their police agencies of the findings, which hadn't been identified until now.

Shari Tobyne is facing first degree murder and abandonment of a human body charges.


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