Bullhead City (Ariz.) – June 3, 2018 – The Bullhead City Police Department received a 911 call at 9:13 am Saturday morning regarding a missing juvenile. The Bullhead City Police Department followed their procedures for a missing child. Additional command staff responded along with Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and began to immediately search the surrounding area. DPS Air ranger responded providing air support. An Incident Command Post was activated. An estimated 1,000 volunteers showed up to help search. By evening the volunteers were released and Lt. Sessions took command of the Incident Command operations. Air operations continued throughout the night with Air Medical. The ground search was also continued with Bullhead City Police, the Mohave County Sheriff’s office and the Arizona Child Abduction Response Team.
The missing juvenile was Jeremy Duncan, a white male, 8 years old, 4’, 63 pounds with brown eyes and curly brown hair. He was wearing neon green shorts with a stripe, no shoes and no shirt. He was autistic and non-verbal. Several pictures were provided to the public for their help.
The Bullhead City Police Department created a flyer that volunteers distributed throughout the area. It was also posted on social media.
Today at 7:13 am, a person in a kayak near the Palo Verde Marina reported what he thought was a body. The Dive team along with a Bullhead City Police boat responded to the area to confirm the identity and recover the body. The body was then turned over to the Mohave County Coroner’s office accompanied by Bullhead City Detectives. Detectives along with the FBI, the medical examiner, a forensic specialist and the Mohave County Sheriffs’ office also responded to the area.
Lt. Sessions and Community Services Officer Lorri Duggins responded to the home and met with the family.
Chief Brian Williamson met with the volunteers regarding the search, thanked them for their diligence and concluded the search operations. He would also like to thank the several agencies that contributed and the entire community for their help and support.
The investigation into the drowning is ongoing.