The body of a 21-year-old Massachusetts woman, missing since January, was found in a car wreck about 25 miles south of Flagstaff, Ariz., police say.
A hiker spotted the wreck Saturday afternoon just off Interstate 17. The Arizona Highway Patrol was called to investigate and found the body of Jessica Ronhock of Mashpee.
Ronhock, a nursing student at Elmira College in upstate New York, was reported missing Jan. 19 while traveling through Arizona.
"It was a traffic accident," Highway Patrol dispatcher Becky Smith said. "There is a little canyon, and her vehicle rolled multiple times."
Smith told The Boston Globe authorities were not sure how long ago the accident occurred. No other passengers were in the vehicle and no other car appeared to be involved, police say.
Her father, Michael Ronhock, said he hadn't heard from his daughter since Jan. 18. "From the 18th on, no one was in contact with her, no one knew where she was," he said.
Her mother, Teresa, added: "We knew that she would contact us if she could."