Missing Mennonite Woman's Body Found 250 Miles Away From Where She Was Abducted

Tom Gantert

A missing Mennonite woman's body was found 250 miles away from where police believe she was abducted

Flagstaff, AZ – The body of a 27-year-old Mennonite woman was found after she went missing in New Mexico in January and police believe she was kidnapped and murdered.

Sasha Krause’s body was found Feb. 24 near Flagstaff, Arizona about 250 miles from her home in Crouch Mesa, New Mexico, according to KTVQ.

A camper found Krause’s body and officials were able to identify Krause through fingerprints, KTVQ reported.

"This is a unique investigation,” San Juan County Sheriff Shane Ferrari said, according to KTVQ. “The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is looking at the kidnapping, while the Coconino County Sheriff's office is investigating the homicide."

"Over the last four weeks, we conducted ground searches, aerial searches, K-9 search and entered Sasha's information to federal databases that would alert us if law enforcement had contact with her," Sheriff Ferrari said, according to CNN.

The last time Krause was seen was on January 18 when he was leaving her home within a Mennonite compound.

A friend told the police that Krause was going to church to pick up schoolbooks and put them into her car, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

Krause’s vehicle was found parked at the Mennonite church which was just 75 yards away from where she lived, according to CNN.

Krause left her belongings and purse inside her room. There were no packed suitcases or letters left behind. Police said her purse still had her wallet, credit cards, and cash inside.

Witnesses told police they noticed a white SUV, minivan or pickup truck at the church at about 8 p.m., which is the time Krause left her home, according to CNN.

Another witness said he was walking around the area and saw a white smaller SUV take off at a high rate of speed leaving the compound, according to CNN.

Any possible witnesses who may have any information are being asked to call authorities.

Comments (9)
Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

She's with God... I hope they find who took her and killed her. The Mennonite people are loving people, This is just so horribly sad. My thoughts and prayers for her family.

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ikaika
ikaika

What a tragedy. I hope they track down the bastard who did this and that he fights back so they can put him down.

jsant277
jsant277

I wish we could put an end to these sad stories, but I fear that removing evil from hearts is a never-ending cause. May God be with this young woman.

PatP
PatP

Prayers for her family. She is now resting in God's hands.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

I wish more women would get training on self defense with a gun, and without. We had one in my town, and felt terrible, and started a self defense class for women, with a gym provided by a local school. They appreciated the class, and I appreciated the support from the school!

jakki taylor
jakki taylor

Great idea except Amish and Mennonites usually won't fight back to protect themselves.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

@widbill45acp the Mennonite people are passive in nature and wouldn’t defend themselves by fighting with hands or weapons.


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