PICTURE ROCKS, Ariz. - The mother of 38-year-old Sarah Galloway, whose remains were found by a hiker last week in the desert area of Picture Rocks, shared what it’s been like since the tragic discovery.
"Even though we have her remains, she is not dead. She will never be dead," said Sherry Galloway, mother of Sarah Galloway.
Sarah went missing in March 2019.
News 4 Tucson’s Allie Potter spoke with Sherry.
When asked if Sarah would ever wander off in the desert, Sherry responded:
“No! Sarah would not ever wander off in the desert,” she said. “That's the one thing I want to make clear. Sarah would not wonder off into the desert by herself! Okay?"
Sherry also said that social media and parts of the community have said hurtful things.
“They are still accusing me and my family for her disappearance,” Sherry said.
When asked how that makes her feel, Sherry said: “I want to set the world on fire.”
“It hurts so bad that the public would think something like that,” she added.
Sherry said that Sarah was her princess and a sweetheart.
The skeletal remains located in the desert area northeast of Anthony and Massingale roads on Feb. 12 were identified as 38-year-old Sarah Galloway, Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Galloway went missing in March 2019, she was last seen at a residence in the 10600 block of W. Massingle Road.
Several law enforcement agencies and more than one hundred volunteers searched for Galloway.
In April 2019, her family held a candlelight vigil with the hopes Sarah would return home.
Detectives are continuing their investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911. You can also submit an anonymous tip, with the potential for a reward, by text, phone, or by going to 88CRIME.org.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 4 Tucson for the latest updates.