- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Texas woman hiking with her fiance has died while hiking on the Sunset Trail at Picacho Peak.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, 29-year-old Carrie Romero of Richmond, Texas, became disorientated around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Search and Rescue crews arrived and found Romero about a half-mile from the trailhead.

Paramedics performed emergency efforts, but she was pronounced dead around 3 p.m.

Sheriff’s officials say the death appears to be heat related and no foul play is suspected.

Authorities say Romero had been vacationing in the Phoenix area with her fiance.


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