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Flagstaff Man Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charge Amid Search for

The quiet Flagstaff community has been gripped by anxiety since the disappearance of Kelly Padukowski, 45, who was reported missing after not returning from a run and swim trip on June 30. Her husband, Daniel Padukowski, 58, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault in connection with the incident, local authorities announced on July 1.

Daniel's arrest came after police actions that consistently coordinated with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team to locate Kelly. FOX 10 Phoenix According to the Flagstaff Police Department, Kelly was last seen around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday and immediate concern was raised when she had not been able to contact her family by 7:40 p.m.

The Flagstaff Police Department's investigative efforts led to interviews with witnesses and family, and examination of evidence, which led to Daniel's arrest. Despite the legal proceedings that followed, police stated that “the investigation is ongoing and our number one priority is locating Kelly,” emphasizing that they are committed to finding the missing woman. Details of the evidence linking Daniel to the aggravated assault charges have not been released, leaving the community with many questions.

Any concerned citizens or anyone with information regarding Kelly's disappearance are urged to come forward. Kelly is 5'8″, weighs 138 pounds, has blonde hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing black shorts, a gray shirt and white running shoes. She was also associated with a white Mazda CX-5 that was found at the Campbell Mesa Trailhead. 12 News More details. As time passes, the Flagstaff community and her friends and family remain hopeful that Kelly will be found and brought home safely.

Anyone with information critical to solving this case is asked to share what they know by contacting the Flagstaff Police Department at 928-774-1414 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111. As the search intensifies and the Flagstaff Police Department and local authorities exhaust every lead to uncover the truth behind Kelly Padukowski’s disappearance, calls for public assistance continue to resonate in the media and on social channels.

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