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Arizona Child Missing – COLE FOUND ALIVE AND SAFE

7-year-old Cole Evans missing from Seligman homeSeligman 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.


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.

Cole Evans missing

Cole Evans missing

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.

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  1. YCSO UPDATE says:

    The search continues into the night for Cole Evans missing since approximately 10 am today in a neighborhood just outside Seligman, AZ. Search personnel are using night vision equipment in the area currently – Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood seeking clues and information from anyone who might have seen Cole. Further information indicates Cole’s family, including his grandmother, were present in the home when Cole went outside to play. After several minutes elapsed, they went to check on him but he was nowhere to be found. They, along with several neighbors search for about an hour and then called YCSO. Cole does have a form of Autism. There is no evidence of foul play and the family is fully cooperating. The family lives in the Phoenix area was visiting a relatives vacation home. This is the third day of their visit…

    YCSO is being assisted by numerous search and rescue teams, DPS officers and a Ranger Helicopter, along with SAR personnel from Mohave and Coconino County. The Department of Corrections has also had search dogs on scene since mid-afternoon.

    The family appreciates all the support of those involved in this operation. If anyone has information regarding Cole’s whereabouts, please call 911.

    Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

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  3. Janet says:

    This is so sad. My heart aches for this child’s family. Thank you Sedona Eye for such prompt and extensive coverage on all issues important.

  4. Jason Novack says:

    The child has been found alive and safe!!!

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  6. January 6, 2013
    Missing Seligman Boy Found
    At approximately 11:45 AM today, 7-year-old Cole Evans was located approximately 1.5 miles from his grandmother’s home. Cole was found by two Seligman residents who volunteered their time this morning as part of the search effort. While driving and checking for potential hiding places, they spotted a young boy underneath a trailer. When they stopped to investigate, the boy came running towards them and both recognized Cole immediately. He was
    transported to the Command Post then reunited with his family at their home. DPS Ranger paramedics were present and examined Cole for the effects of exposure and concluded he was in good condition with no further medical treatment necessary. Detectives are hoping to sort out his path of travel during the last 24 hours and exactly how he survived the 15 degree overnight temperatures. He apparently had wandered off to explore and got lost. Cole indicated he was aware of the helicopters overnight, but it was when he saw the 2r rescuers drive by that he knew to run to them for safety. Sheriff Mascher, who also participated in the search, personally spoke with the family and shared his delight regarding the outcome. Cole’s parents, Kyle and Chany Evans, were very appreciative to all the personnel who participated. The list of personnel involved in the search includes patrol and detective personnel throughout YCSO, the Jeep Posse, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team and affiliated special units, Southern Yavapai County Sheriff’s Response Team, Search and Rescue teams from Mohave, Maricopa and Coconino County, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Response Team, Child Abduction Response Teams (CART) from various agencies throughout the State, DPS officers and air support staff, US Air Force flying specially equipped night vision helicopters which were being refueled by C130 aircraft, YCSO Volunteer’s in Protection, Department of Corrections Search Dog Team, and civilian volunteers from throughout the area who arrived in vehicles, ATVs and horseback. We thank them all.

    Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office

  7. Thank you, Jason Novack, Abe Koniarsky and the YCSO for timely updates. The best outcome that all wanted for this child and his family happened today. Thank you to everyone involved in Cole’s search and rescue especially the two Seligman residents whose effort found Cole. Bravo! What an amazing search and rescue.

  8. I love a happy ending!

  9. So glad he is ok! 2 hours ago via mobile

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