Woman missing out of Maricopa found dead

A photo of Tammie Francene Helton. Police officials say the photo is about one year old as of July 2020

Maricopa Police Department says Tammie Helton was found dead in a desert area east of the location she was reported missing from on July 14, 2020.

Helton was originally last seen on the morning of July 11.

According a tweet from the department, 57-year-old Tammie Francene Helton had walked away from her home at around 9:00 a.m., located near Porter Road and Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway, and has not been seen since.

Police say she suffered from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and had a history of suicide attempts.

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