Missing Arizona woman found dead in Mesquite

Mary Collins of Scenic, Arizona was found dead by Mesquite Police in her van Tuesday, July 5. Photos undated | Courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A Scenic, Arizona, woman who was the subject of a search by Mohave County sheriff’s officials was found dead in her van July 5.

Mary Collins of Scenic, Arizona was found dead by Mesquite Police in her van Tuesday, July 6. Photo undated | Courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Mary Collins of Scenic, Arizona, was found dead by Mesquite Police in her van Tuesday, July 5. Photo undated | Courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Mary Collins was last seen about 11 p.m. on July 4 at her home in Scenic, Arizona, which is right across the state line from Mesquite, Nevada.

Collins’ daughter notified the Mohave County, Arizona, sheriff’s office that her mother had not returned at 10 a.m. July 5 and the Mesquite Daily News reported that Collins had sent text messages to family members. Deputies then pinged Collins’ cell phone, which showed she was at a Mesquite, Nevada, casino.

Officers from the Mesquite Police Department went to the casino on the agency assist call and found Collins deceased in her van. The Clark County coroner’s office took custody of the body, but would not release any cause of death. Mesquite Police Department spokesman Quinn Averett said the scene was not suspicious.

According to an email from the Clark County coroner’s office received Monday, the case is still pending.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • mesaman July 11, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    How very sad and tragic. Had hoped for a more pleasant outcome.

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