Update – 6 PM—
After an exhaustive search and follow-up on several leads, the suspect has not been located and is believed to no longer remain in the vicinity. Deputies will provide special patrol in the area throughout the night as a precaution. YCSO is assisting the Prescott Police Department with their homicide investigation, and any pertinent updates on a search for the suspect will be shared. The community is asked to stay alert and report any suspicious circumstances related to this investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office is assisting DPS and other local agencies in the search for a homicide suspect from an incident in the Prescott area.
The search area is currently in a remote area north/east of Rimrock in the Montezuma Well area.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black or blue shirt, black shorts and possibly black gloves.
HE IS CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
FOR RESIDENTS/MOTORISTS IN THIS AREA - PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH SUSPECT.. DO NOT PICK UP HITCH HIKERS!!!! CALL 911 IF YOU SEE THE SUSPECT.
Please stay out of the area ---
Note – the cadre of Sheriff’s units driving with lights and sirens in local communities are Special Weapons Teams – They will become part of the search effort. A Code Red, emergency notification, has been issued for the general search area.