Authorities in Arizona have not yet finalized the autopsy report for Angela Tramonte, who died during a hike on Camelback Mountain on July 30.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the 31-year-old Massachusetts woman had traveled to Arizona on or about July 29 to visit Dario Dizdar, a Phoenix police officer she had previously met online. On the morning of Friday, July 20, Tramonte and Dizdar hiked up Echo Canyon Trail — without bringing any water, Dizdar later told police. He also told police that Tramonte had turned back from the climb before the pair had reached the Summit, as she was feeling overheated. He said she told him to take photos from the summit for her Instagram feed, and the two agreed to meet in the parking lot at the bottom of the trail.
According to the account Dizdar provided police, Tramonte was not at their agreed-upon meeting point, and he called 911 to report her missing at about 1 p.m. that day. Later that afternoon, at about 4:40 p.m., investigators found Tramonte unresponsive off-trail, near a residence. She was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have said there is no evidence of foul play, and investigators said initially they suspected she died of dehydration and/or heat exhaustion.
Authorities have not yet released Tramonte’s cause of death. Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the Phoenix Police Department said that an autopsy had been performed, and directed CrimeOnline to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office. The person who answered the phone said that autopsy results would not be released for 90 days. A subsequent message left with a public information officer was not returned. On Thursday, an administrative assistant who answered the phone at the medical examiner’s office said that the results of the medical examination, including the cause and manner of death and a toxicology analysis, were still pending; the full autopsy was not complete. The doctor listed with the case file did not immediately respond to a request for further clarification.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.