Update: 2:25 pm:
Within the last 90 minutes, Jeremy Cox was located in apparent good condition……… Further details will follow once available.
Update: 11:33 am: YCSO continues the search for Jeremy Cox and has added personnel from the Verde Search and Rescue Team, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team’s Mounted and Southern Yavapai Units.
YCSO is asking for help from hunters who have game cameras in hunting zone 17b, to please check their memory cards and immediately report any sightings of Cox to YCSO.
Rescue personnel would prefer anyone interested in assisting with the search operation to contact YCSO before driving out to the search area. Coordination of this operation is critical to its success and those areas where searches are underway or completed require notification to Command Post personnel for logging and tracking purposes. In this way, search efforts are not duplicated.
YCSO continues to seek anyone who may have seen Cox or know of his whereabouts, to contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 928-771-3260.
On Sunday morning, October 4, 2009, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing Prescott resident identified as 38-year-old Jeremy Cox. The reporting party told YCSO that Cox left his Prescott home on Saturday intending to locate hunting zone 17b, which includes the Bagdad, Camp Wood and Hillside areas, to complete a scouting mission. Cox was riding his 2006 blue and white Suzuki Dual Sport Motorcycle. Cox was wearing a motorcycle jacket, boots and a white helmet. Cox is 5’ 04”, 150-160 pounds, brown hair and gray eyes.
The YCSO Forest Patrol Supervisor began coordinating a search effort for Cox which continues throughout this morning. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team’s 4x4 and Quad Units, along with the YCSO Jeep Posse, are assisting in the search. A DPS Ranger Helicopter and fixed wing aircraft from the YCSO Air Group have also been involved in the search. Rescue personnel have determined that Cox did not carry any type of communication device.
The search effort is a 24-hour operation covering a very large target area which includes hundreds of trails and back roads. Federal and State agencies, including the US Forest Service, are also involved in the operation.
Residents in the search area have been fully cooperative with YCSO and are assisting as needed.
YCSO is seeking anyone who may have seen Cox or know of his whereabouts, to contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately at 928-771-3260.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at
(928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov