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Jun 17, 2016

What happened to Renae Dee Gardner? Arizona woman vanishes before boyfriend found murdered

Authorities in Apache Junction, Arizona are looking for 44-year-old Renae Dee Gardner, who was reported missing on June 6. However, she had been missing since May 23. The circumstances surrounding this woman's case are indicative of a suspicious disappearance, to which police in Pinal County have acknowledged openly. Is this woman missing because she's the victim of foul play? Or could she be voluntarily missing after police discovered the body of her boyfriend? There are a lot of questions that need answers in this developing case.

Apache Junction police say that Renae Dee Gardner may have been the girlfriend of 51-year-old Keith Long, who was found murdered in San Tan Valley the day after she was reported missing. They have not confirmed whether or not they believe the missing woman is alive or if she was also a possible of foul play like her slain boyfriend. They have also not commented on how long Keith Long had been dead when his body was found near a canal in San Tan Valley. What is known for a fact at this time is that Keith Long's murder is unsolved with no confirmed suspects or persons of interest in his case.

Reports have not indicated whether or not it's in Renae Gardner's character to go missing for any period of time, but it appears that police are treating this case with urgency -- and most likely due to her apparent connection to homicide victim Keith Long.

Missing Apache Junction woman Renae Dee Gardner is described as a white female. She stands at approximately 5'6" tall, and about 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. She reportedly has a tattoo of a skull and roses on her upper-right shoulder area. She also has other assorted tattoos on her body that have not been identified in media reports. If you see this woman, or if you think you know anything about her disappearance and/or the murder of 51-year-old Keith Long, please do not hesitate to contact the authorities with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office or the Apache Junction Police Department.

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