YCSO personnel and Search and Rescue units enter day 5 of search for missing camper
Missing since Friday, Sept. 30

Jeffrey G. Stambaugh, 63. (YCSO/Courtesy)

Jeffrey G. Stambaugh, 63. (YCSO/Courtesy)

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers have been searching relentlessly over the past five days for missing camper 63-year-old Jeffrey Gordon Stambaugh of Tucson who has not been seen since 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2022.

Stambaugh made reservations at the Yavapai Campground within the Granite Basin Recreation Area for Tuesday Sept. 27 thru Thursday Sept. 29. When he arrived in town on Tuesday, Sept. 27, Stambaugh sent a text message to a friend in the area asking to meet up at some point. The friend later reported Stambaugh missing. On Friday, Sept. 30, around 10:30 a.m., Stambaugh asked the camp host to charge his phone. He left it and hasn't been seen since.

YCSO received the missing person report on Saturday Oct. 1. YCSO deputies and Search and Rescue units have since located Stambaugh’s vehicle at the Metate Trailhead and covered every trail and rugged wilderness area near and around the trailhead, Granite Basin and Yavapai Campground.

YCSO personnel has been utilizing search and rescue resources including drones, helicopter, K-9’s, 4-by-4 and OHV units. The search effort continues, and the teams were to regroup Wednesday afternoon to discuss the plan moving forward.

Stambaugh is a white man, 5-foot-9 weighing about 180 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please call YCSO 928-771-3260 or

Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

Information provided by Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating Jeffrey Stambaugh, a 63-year-old man who has been missing from Granite Basin Camp Ground since Thursday, Sept. 29.

Stambaugh is a white man, 5-foot-9 weighing about 180 pounds. He has gray hair and hazel eyes.

He is believed to be missing from the Granite Basin area, the YCSO posted Sunday on Facebook. He may have an ankle injury, but no known medical issues, and is believed to be traveling on foot.

Friends told the Courier he is from Tucson, and his vehicle was parked at the Granite Mountain trailhead.

If you have any information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.

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