Seligman AZ (January 5, 2013) - Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with numerous search and rescue personnel, are engaged in the search of a missing 7-year-old boy outside of Seligman, Arizona.
*UPDATE COLE FOUND ALIVE AND SAFE BY VOLUNTEERS WHO JOINED THE SEARCH – READ COMMENTS BELOW THIS ARTICLE FOR YAVAPAI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORT.
At 9:30 PM, YCSO deputies provided the following update: A request from YCSO detectives involved in the search effort — Detectives wish to contact a man seen carrying a bow and standing next to a blue ½ ton pick-up truck with a boy who had dark hair and a black jacket tied around his waist. The man and boy were seen just off of Anvil Rock Road between 11 and 11:30 AM today. This information came from a neighbor. Detectives would like to identify this individual and determine if there was any contact with Cole Evans —
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 immediately.
The child, Cole Evans, was last seen in his grandmother’s home located in the vicinity of My Way Road and Lazy Days Road, Seligman. This is in an area adjacent to the more commonly known Anvil Rock Road. The boy’s grandmother last saw him around 10 AM today and assumed he wandered off the property without her knowledge. Cole and his family were visiting from Phoenix, Arizona, and his family asks for the public’s help.
Neighbors were contacted and searched the area before YCSO was notified just prior to 12 noon. Cole is a white male, 4’02”, approximately 70 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, and last seen wearing a black hooded coat displaying a Batman emblem.
Cole should also be wearing black snow boots. His direction of travel is unknown and Cole has no known disabilities but has a form of autism.
Detectives along with search team leaders are currently coordinating a search using both ground and air support. The Department of Public Safety is also assisting YCSO.
Anyone with information regarding the missing child is urged to call 911. Information will be updated as available.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website at www.ycsoaz.gov.