Woman suffers medical emergency, dies on Scottsdale hiking trail, PD says

A woman in her 40s died on a Scottsdale hiking trail on Sunday night, the police department said.

Scottsdale police and firefighters were called to the Lost Dog Wash Trailhead for reports of someone having a medical emergency. There, they found a woman who crews attempted to save, but she died.

The woman was identified as Raleigh Rosen, an Arizona resident.

"Rosen was hiking with a long-time friend in the late afternoon on Sunday, October 24th. About one and a half miles away from the trailhead, Rosen began having trouble breathing and subsequently lost consciousness," Scottsdale Police said in a statement on Oct. 26.

Rosen's death is believed to be due to medical reasons and no foul play is suspected.

"On the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's website, the Preliminary Report states the death was ‘Natural’ with the Primary Cause of death being: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease," police added.

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