Searchers find body of missing 5-year-old boy in Arizona

He was with a group of about 20 people about 12 miles south of Jacob Lake in the Kaibab National Forest.


Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said officers were en route to the scene but were unable to provide any futher details about the boy’s death.

Police say they found the body of 5-year-old Jerold Williams, who went missing Thursday in Kaibab National Forest in Arizona.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said Jerold Joseph Williams was chasing grasshoppers near the campsite when he wandered off about 2:30 p.m.

“The missing child is from Colorado City and there has been huge support from the community in Colorado City in assisting with this search”, according to CCSO.

Some volunteers walked shoulder-to-shoulder through thick vegetation in sometimes heavy rain Monday in hopes of finding clues.

No signs of an abduction or foul play have yet surfaced.

“I don’t think the mother has left the command post”, Blair said. ‘She had been there the whole time. He said the child’s parents are devastated.


Williams and other members of the camping party spent about four hours searching for Jerold before calling CCSO. We did as much as we could with both operations on the ground and in the air, but we were short on daylight’.

Search continues for missing 5-year-old boy in Arizona