Very true about civilization being not too far away, so she likely would have walked if she was able to; I was thinking perhaps she was incapacitated in some way, but the likelyhood of that is slim. I know when I moved here to AZ 10 yrs ago I-40 was closed twice for snow (I know this because my parents came to visit and were unable to go to the G. Canyon because of the bad weather.) I would say, from local experience, that they have to close I-40 at least once a winter. Perhaps LE is keeping COD close to their vests for some reason. There is another woman who was found in this same area a few years after, an older woman also a doe. About an hour west a John Doe was found as well, many years later. Certainly no connection but interesting that this area seems to be a "dumping area." off of I-40. There are lond stretches of desolate area, but the area is more built up today than I imagine it was in the 80's. I'd love more info from the witness.