Suspect in Prescott murder sought in Rimrock area manhunt
Updated as of Thursday, June 21, 2018 6:18 PM
Update 9:12 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018:
Update 6:18 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018:
According to a press release from Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, the suspect in a Thursday morning murder in Prescott is still at large.
"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 (Rimrock) vicinity," YCSO public information officer Dwight D’Evelyn said. "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."
Lasted detail post during search
Yavapai County Sheriff's officers are assisting DPS and other local agencies in the search for a homicide suspect from an incident in the Prescott area earlier today, said YCSO public information officer Dwight D’Evelyn.
The search area is currently in a remote location northeast of Rimrock, Arizona 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.
The suspect is "armed and dangerous," D'Evelyn said.
The Ranger One DPS helicopter and special weapons teams from surrounding communities are assisting with the search.
A Code Red, emergency notification, has been issued for the general search area.
"For residents/motorists in the area, please do not approach the suspect," D’Evelyn said. "Do not pick up hitchhikers ... call 911 if you see the suspect."
All other residents are asked to stay out of the area.
Anyone who sees the suspect should call 911.