Hiker’s death on Scottsdale trail deemed ‘natural’ cause

Posted 10/26/21

The death of a female hiker from the Lost Dog Wash Trail system at 12600 N. 124th St. is being investigated by the Scottsdale Police Department and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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Hiker’s death on Scottsdale trail deemed ‘natural’ cause

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The death of a female hiker on the Lost Dog Wash Trail system at 12600 N. 124th St. is being investigated by the Scottsdale Police Department and the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Identified as an Arizona resident in her 40s, Raleigh Rosen was hiking with a long-time friend in the late afternoon on Sunday, Oct. 24, according to a police press release, detailing the woman’s death.

About one and a half miles away from the trailhead, Rosen reportedly began having trouble breathing and lost consciousness. Although [life]-saving efforts were attempted, Rosen never regained consciousness.

She was pronounced dead by responding Scottsdale fire personnel, the release said, noting her body was evacuated back to the trailhead by fire crews. Her death is allegedly due to medical reasons and no foul play is suspected.

On the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s website, the preliminary report states the death was “natural” with the primary cause of death noted as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, added the release.

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