UPDATE: Missing Chino Valley woman found deceased
Searchers found the body of Jaime Andrews just before 2 p.m. Tuesday in the target search area near Wickenburg. The body was transported to the medical examiner pending a determination of the cause and manner of her death. YCSO will release more information as it becomes available.
Her next of kin have been notified.
On Saturday, Sept. 8, Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 2600 block of West Quail View Loop in Chino Valley regarding a missing adult. Her husband said his wife, 37-year-old Jaime Andrews, had been missing since Tuesday.
She was last seen driving a green 2007 Honda sedan. A YCSO news release states Jaime's husband was concerned for her safety. He initially thought she had gone to her father's ranch in La Paz County, but she never arrived.
On Sunday, at about 9 a.m., a rancher found Jaime's abandoned Honda in a remote area west of Wickenburg known as Bullard's Wash. Jaime's dog was found in good condition inside the vehicle. Deputies also located her purse, some clothing, and a water bottle.
During a check of the area, deputies found foot prints and began tracking their direction. Fifteen members of the Southern Yavapai County Response Team were deployed to search along with a flyover by Sheriff's Rescue 1. The search was called off at darkness and resumed again early Monday and has involved more than 60 search and rescue team members on 4x4 vehicles, quads, and horseback, the YCSO release states. Rescue 1 also completed a series of flyovers Monday.
Although there is no indication Jaime has left the general area, the Sheriff's Office is asking the public to call if she seen elsewhere. If anyone has seen Jaime or had contact with her in the described search area, please call YCSO immediately.
The rancher also told deputies she had spoken with Jaime early Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, at his ranch home. The ranch is located north of Highway 71 and west of Highway 93. Jaime had stopped at his home and asked directions to Almo Road. She was wearing a black "evening" type dress at the time, he said.
Jaime is 5-foot-4, weighs 175 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. She may be in possession of a cell phone but attempts to track it have been unsuccessful as the carrier reports it is likely off. Call the Sheriff's Office at 928-771-3260 if you have any information regarding Jaime's whereabouts.