Search in Wickenburg Desert for Missing Chino Valley Woman

On September 8, 2012, Yavapai County Sheriffs 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 fathers ranch in La Paz County, but she never arrived.

On September 9, 2012, around 9AM, a rancher found Jaimes abandoned Honda in a remote area west of Wickenburg known as Bullards Wash. Jaimes 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 the Sheriffs Rescue 1 helicopter. 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 and search dogs from YCSRT and Jeep Posse. Rescue 1 helicopter has also completed a series of flyovers.

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 5'4" 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.



YCSO and YCSRT are saddened to report that the body of Jaime Andrews was found just before 2 pm on Sept. 11 by search team members in the target search area.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260