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Tara Shermerhorn, Ex-Boyfriend Thomas Watson, Believed Found Dead in Arizona

Thomas Watson and ex-girlfriend Tara Shermerhorn were reported missing Thursday.
Goodyear Police Search For Missing Couple
Thomas Watson and Tara Shermerhorn (Goodyear Police Dept.)

(CBS/KPHO/AP) Police in Goodyear, Arizona say they have found the bodies of a man and a woman in a truck in rural Yavapai County, believed to be the remains of missing Goodyear woman Tara Shermerhorn, 31, and her former boyfriend, 47-year-old Thomas Watson. 

The sheriff's office says the bodies were located a half-mile from Crown King about 60 miles north of Phoenix. Authorities did not say how they died.

Goodyear police Commander Ralph McLaughlin said the search began last evening after Shermerhorn's family notified police that she was missing.

Shermerhorn was last seen at her work Wednesday night at about 9:00 p.m. Police said they believe she drove home since her was at her house.

McLaughlin says the couple had broken up, and it's not clear why they were together. Watson had left behind a note that indicated he was despondent and left instructions on disposing of his property, police said.