A woman who claims her ex-husband has killed her daughter is claiming she’s the person who has been kidnapped and has no idea who she is.
Maricopa County Medical Examiner Dr. David Casavant told KABC that he’s unsure if the body found Sunday night is her daughter, 17-year-old Kaitlyn, who was last seen in the desert about 100 miles west of Phoenix.
Casavant said the girl was taken to a hospital in Tucson but the family had no idea if she was alive or dead.
She had a gunshot wound to the head, he said.
Casabant said Kaitlynn was found on the side of a road in a small area, but there is no way to tell if she’s dead or alive.
“I can’t say if she is or not,” he said Monday.
“I can say that I know there is an autopsy going on, and there is going to be a coronavirus investigation.
I can say she’s not dead.”
Kaitlyn’s body was discovered by a member of Kaitlan’s family on Sunday.
They believe her father, David Casabant, took her to the desert to meet him and kill her.
Casapant said he has been working with Arizona State Police and the Arizona Department of Public Safety to try to find the woman who took KaitLyn.
He said she may have been abducted in a car accident and she has no identification, but she doesn’t look like her father.
Kaitlynn’s parents, Kaitlin and James Casabrant, have asked for privacy and haven’t spoken publicly about Kait’s disappearance.
But Kait is not the only missing person to be reported to the police in recent months.