UPDATE, Tuesday, 5:37 PM- YCSO is saddened to report that the body of Jaime Andrews was found just before 2 pm this afternoon by search team member in the target search area. Updates will be provided when available. The body was transported to the medical examiner pending a cause/manner of death determination. There was a delay in notification of next of kin which delayed this update.
On September 8, 2012, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 2600 block of West Quail View Loop in Chino Valley regarding a missing adult. The reporting party stated that his wife, 37-year-old Jaime Andrews, had been missing since September 4, 2012. She was last seen driving a green 2007 Honda sedan. Jaime has had some mental health issues recently and her 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 September 9, 2012, around 9AM, 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. 15 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 today and involves over 60 search and rescue team members on 4x4 vehicles, quads, and horseback. Rescue 1 has also completed a series of flyovers today. Although there is no indication Jaime has left the general area, YCSO 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, September 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.
Jaime is 5'04 tall, 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.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov