Joshua Bagley, 26, was named a suspect in the death of 41-year-old Diane Craig, Phoenix police said.
Officers found Craig around 8 a.m. after responding to the intersection of 27th Avenue and Baseline Road for a report of an unresponsive person, FOX10 Phoenix reported, citing police.
The victim, identified as Craig, showed signs of strangulation, police said.
"Ms. Craig was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries," a police statement read, in part.
Police released images of Bagley, who remains on the loose, in the hope that the public can help locate him.
Authorities asked anyone with information about Bagley to contact the Phoenix Police Department.