PRESCOTT VALLEY - A 17-year-old boy reported missing around midnight Thursday, June 18 was located near Jerome at about 8:30 a.m. Friday by authorities who used his phone to track him, a police spokesman said.
The boy was last seen at his home near North Navajo Drive, but his parents said nothing unusual seemed to lead up to his disappearance, Sgt. Jake Jackson said.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office Rescue-1 helicopter and Search and Rescue Team worked through the night to try to find him without success, Jackson said.
In the morning, investigators were able to determine that the boy was near Jerome, and the Jerome Police Department found him. He had walked, Jackson said, a distance of about 20 miles.
He was evaluated by medical personnel and then brought back to his home in Prescott Valley.
Jackson said police are still investigating the circumstances of his going missing.