Body identified as that of 44-year-old Gorospe
The dead body found in Mayer is that of missing Glendale teacher Cathryn Gorospe. On October 14th, law enforcement investigators followed up on leads in the investigation of the October 6th disappearance of the 44 year old Gorospe. They found a dead body on private property off Nugget Mine Road in Mayer. Flagstaff Police Sergeant Cody Runge explains the victim has been positively identified. Runge says detectives believe the murder may have occurred inside and outside her vehicle, and possibly moved from one county to another. At the time of her disappearance, Gorospe had bailed out 27 year old Charlie Malzahn out of the Coconino County Jail. Malzahn is a suspect in this case, but he has not been charged yet in connection with her disappearance.
Improvements at PV Yavapai College Campus
Yavapai College will be celebrating the first phase of improvements at its Prescott Valley Center. Two months ago, the Center on Panther Path welcomed Allied Health students to the Fall semester in new classrooms and laboratories. Now that improvements are done, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11 tomorrow morning. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by tours of the facility. The Allied Health program provides education and training in healthcare fields that support nursing, pharmacy and medicine. The expanded Center features fully equipped medical assistant exam rooms, a phlebotomy blood draw lab, hospital rooms and classrooms. The Yavapai College District Governing Board meets at 1 tomorrow afternoon in Rooms 110 and 111 of the Center. The Board will consider a plan that will incorporate additional community forums on each side of Yavapai County.
In search of new Public Works Director
Yavapai County officials will be looking for a new Public Works Director. Current Public Works Director Byron Jaspers plans on retiring from his position next February. Jaspers was appointed Public Works Director in 2010 and before that, he was Assistant Director for Operations. He has worked for Yavapai County for 23 years. In his resignation letter to the Board of Supervisors, Jaspers states he can’t express enough his gratitude for the support and guidance he has received. He adds until his February 18th resignation date, he will carry on the efficient operation of the Public Works Department and make the transition as smooth as possible and County Government in general.