She disappeared after killing a woman while drunk. Thirty years later, police have solved the case


A woman who fled Arizona 30 years ago after killing a college student in a drunken car crash has finally been tracked down in a remote region of northern Canada.

Gloria Schulze, then 31, was charged with manslaughter in July 1994 after killing 21-year-old Angela Maher in Scottsdale, Arizona. However, she disappeared before she could be brought to trial. Prosecutors said Schulze was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. She was eventually convicted in absentia in 2001.

Police say they have now tracked Schulze to the remote Canadian city of Yellowknife, population 20,340, where she died of cancer in 2009 after changing her name to Kate Dooley.

“It really tormented my mother not knowing what happened to Gloria Schulze,” Maher's older brother Don Maher told Fox 10 Phoenix. “At least the story is closed now. We can turn the page and move on.”

After his appearance on the television show Unsolved mysteries In 1996, Schulze's case remained unsolved for nearly three decades, and her family said they never heard from her again.

However, in 2020, Schulze's brother contacted Scottsdale police and said he received an anonymous call claiming Schulze had died in Canada.

Investigators found tributes and obituaries for Kate Dooley on the Internet, including photos that were strongly reminiscent of a police simulation that could show Schulze at the age of 47.

Scottsdale police then contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who confirmed that Dooley had been arrested for drunk driving in 2009 and that her fingerprints were on file.

In April of this year, the results were in: the fingerprints matched and Dooley and Schulze were the same person.

Yellowknife is the only city in Canada's vast, rugged Northwest Territories, the historic home of various Inuit, Dene and Cree indigenous peoples and an estimated population density of just 0.08 people per square mile.

“To be honest, we always thought she was in Mexico. But it makes sense that you would go to such a remote place… [where] “People don’t pay attention,” Don Maher told Fox 10.

“It's bittersweet. It's sad that my mother died before she knew the result. But it's also a happy ending in the sense that we now know what happened to [Angela].”