Arizona missing persons cases - 2023

Information was supplied by law enforcement and describes only current, active reports of missing persons in the Phoenix-metro area and other cities in Arizona.

If you have any details on the whereabouts of these individuals, please contact your local police department or sheriff’s office.

For missing persons cases from 2022, click here.

November 30

William Stoneking

81-year-old William "Stoney" Stoneking was last seen on Nov. 22. The Navajo County Sheriff's Office says it's likely William was wearing a black leather jacket or flannel jacket or possibly a cowboy hat. NCSO says William has a prosthetic leg on his right side below the knee; he also has some medical concerns. William is described as 5' 11" tall, 180 pounds, with white hair and blue eyes. If you have any information on William's whereabouts, call NCSO at 928-524-4050.

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October 9

Ayana Ortega (Maricopa Co. Sheriff's Office)

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 16-year-old Ayana Ortega left her home near El Mirage and Camelback roads on foot to an unknown location on October 9 at 4 p.m. Deputies stated, "Ayana previously made statements about running away with a friend to an address in Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Department assisted MCSO and made contact at the residence, but Ayana was not located." Ayana is described as 5' 4" tall, 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a red shirt and gray sweatpants. If you have any information on her whereabouts, call MCSO at 602-876-1011.

October 6

Chelsea Grimm (Courtesy: Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

Chelsea Grimm (Courtesy: Coconino County Sheriff's Office)

Officials with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office announced on Oct. 5 that a car belonging to a 32-year-old woman named Chelsea Grimm was found by deputies in the Williams District, after a suspicious vehicle call from hunters in the Ashfork area.

Grimm, according to officials with CCSO, was last seen in the Williams area on Sept. 28. She was reported missing by Phoenix Police on Oct. 4.

Phoenix Police officials said Grimm was traveling from California to Connecticut for a wedding, and last spoke with her mother on Sept. 27.

Grimm is described by Phoenix Police as a white woman, 5' 8" tall, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and weighing 135 lbs.

Willard Parsons (Arizona Dept. of Public Safety)

94-year-old Willard Parsons was last seen on Oct. 4 at 2:30 a.m. near Campobello Ave. and Camino Principal in Cochise County. DPS says Willard is believed to be wearing a t-shirt and yellow pants with Crocs shoes. He may be driving a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu with Arizona license plate HSG46. Willard is 6' tall, 185 pounds, bald, with brown eyes. Troopers stated, "Willard suffers from a medical condition(s) and may become disoriented or easily confused." If you have any information on Willard, call 9-1-1.

September 25

Dayanira Marquez (Courtesy: Phoenix Police Department)

Dayanira Marquez (Courtesy: Phoenix Police Department)

Phoenix Police officials are looking for a missing endangered juvenile, identified as 14-year-old Dayanira Marquez.

"On September 22, 2023, Dayanira failed to arrive at school," read a portion of a police statement on the matter. "There is a specific concern for her safety. It is believed she is in danger and is not to be with her mother Yara, or stepfather Osvaldo."

Dayanira is described as a Hispanic female, 5'3" tall, weighing 130 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. At the time she was last seen, Dayanira was reportedly wearing black shirt and blue jean shorts.

"If located, contact the local police immediately," read a portion of Phoenix Police's statement.

The Arizona Dept. of Public Safety says 86-year-old Robert Wolff was last seen on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. near El Recrero and Constellation Road in Wickenburg. 

Robert may be wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans.

"Robert may become disoriented or confused if confronted," stated DPS.

If you see Robert, call 911.

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August 23

Kyle Maese

Kyle Maese was last seen on Aug. 22 near 67th Avenue and Happy Valley Road in Peoria. Family tells police that he takes medication for medical and mental disabilities and did not take his medicine with him.

Police say he does have his phone with him, but he hasn't picked up. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Peoria Police at 623-773-8311.

August 22

Kourtney Caligiuri missing

Kourtney Caligiuri (MCSO)

Kourtney Caligiuri, 15 left her home in Litchfield Park and was picked up by a boy named Chayce who was driving a silver or gray car to an unknown location, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said.

If you know where she is, you're asked to call MCSO at 602-876-1011 and reference report number IR23021684. 

August 15

Perla Castenada

"MCSO is asking the public’s help on locating 51-year-old Perla Castenada. Perla was last seen on 8/11/23 at 10615 West Thunderbird Boulevard, a medical facility. If you have seen Perla or know of her whereabouts, you are asked to please contact MCSO and reference report #IR23020689," says MCSO Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez.

August 2

Ghulam Warsi

Ghulam Warsi, 78, was last seen leaving his home on foot at 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 near 8th Avenue and Gilbert Road in Mesa. He was wearing a striped polo shirt, black joggers and black slippers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mesa PD at 480-644-2211.

August 1

On Aug. 1, the Navajo County Sheriff's Office said 16-year-old Jarrett Brooks was last seen on July 4, 28 days ago, on the 4400 block of Boyce Drive in Joseph City at 6:30 a.m.

"During those 28 days, NCSO has received numerous calls regarding information and possible sightings of Jarrett. Detectives have followed up on every tip and lead that has come into our office. All tips have been unsuccessful in locating Jarrett or any information leading to his whereabouts. This behavior is very uncharacteristic of Jarrett," stated officials.

Jarrett was wearing a black t-shirt with "America" across the front, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a baseball hat. 

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Haven and Delilah Brogdon

Haven and Delilah Brogdon

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is looking for 3-month-old Delilah Brogdon, who is believed to be with her 17-year-old mother Haven Brogdon. They were last seen in Wilhoit, Arizona. 

"Haven was last seen leaving in a 2005 Chrysler Town and Country with an AZ Plate SEA4BEA. Haven is not the custodial parent of the 3-month-old baby. Haven was last seen to be carrying a gray backpack and the infant car seat prior to getting into the vehicle."

More info here.

July 7

Jarrett Brooks was last seen in Joseph City, Arizona on the morning of July 4. He is the nephew of Jeff Brooks, the Glendale Fire Department Battalion Chief in California.

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June 27

dakoda wertz

Dakoda Wertz

15-year-old Dakoda Wertz left his home in the area of 55th Avenue and Baseline Road on June 20. Dakoda is 5' 8" tall, 135 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. If you have any information about this case, call the Phoenix Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at 602-534-2121.

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May 22

Desiray Edmonds, 21. Photo from the Avondale Police Department

21-year-old Desiray Edmonds was reported missing by family to the Avondale Police Department on May 21. She was last seen during the afternoon on May 20 near Tres Rios Wetlands near El Mirage Road and Indian Springs Road in Avondale where she reportedly went camping alone.

Edmonds is an African American woman who is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds with brown braided hair, brown eyes with tattoos on her face, arms and legs, police say.

She's believed to have manic depression.

"Officers have attempted to locate Ms. Edmonds utilizing drone support, utility task vehicles and ground search," police said on May 22.

Anyone with information about Edmonds' whereabouts is asked to call the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7001.

The Navajo Division of Public Safety says Maliyah Velasco's last known location was at Tuba City High School in Tuba City. She was last seen wearing a black jacket, white shirt, black pants, and white Crocs shoes. Velasco is 17-years-old, 150 pounds, 5 feet tall, with black hair and black eyes. Police say she has a mole on her lower lip and has nose and ear piercings. If you have any information on her whereabouts, contact the Navajo Police Department's Tuba City District at 928-283-3111.

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April 30

Virginia Abigail Walker

Virginia Abigail Walker

Virginia Abigail Walker is five feet, six inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. Virginia was last seen wearing a purple shirt, black pants, and black shoes. She was last seen on 04/29/2023 on foot in the area of north 40th Avenue and west Camelback Road. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Phoenix Police.

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Sakiyha Ford

Sakiyha Ford

Surprise Police are looking for 16-year-old Sakiyha Ford. She is 5'1", 220 pounds, and has dark hair and brown eyes. If you have any information, call police at 623-222-4000 or 623-222-TIPS.

April 18


Vera Eddy

Vera Eddy, 14, was last seen when she left her home in the area of Brown Road and Stapley Drive in Mesa. Vera has autism, PTSD and ADHD. She was wearing a pastel shirt and black pants. If you see her, call police at 480-644-2211.

April 14

Crystal Blackwell

Crystal Blackwell

Crystal Blackwell, 43, was last seen walking from a campsite at Rose Canyon Campground on Mt. Lemmon in Tucson. She was wearing a black camouflage jacket and jeans. She also had a tan pit bull mix with her. If you have any information, you're asked to dial 911.

April 5

Taylor Yoe

Taylor Yoe

"16 year old Taylor Yoe is listed as a runaway juvenile with the Flagstaff Police Department. She is believed to be in the Flagstaff area and was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue jeans. Taylor has braces and is 5'03", 150 lbs and has black hair and brown eyes."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Flagstaff PD at 928-774-1414 or Silent witness at 928-774-6111.

March 31

Robert Sanchez Ruiz

Robert Sanchez Ruiz was last seen March 25 leaving the area of Bonney Highway and Benson Avenue on foot. Robert is 69-years-old, 6' 5" tall, weighing 180 pounds with brown eyes and gray hair. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, a red/white/blue UA beanie under a black boonies hat with a white strip (as seen in the photo). If you have any information on Robert's whereabouts, call 9-1-1.

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February 3

The Mesa Police Department says Becky Henley, 59, was last seen on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. when she left her home in her wheelchair near McDowell and Power roads.

"Becky has never been gone this long and has several health issues, so family is concerned for her welfare," stated MPD officials. "Becky has been diagnosed with Dementia, suffers from Bipolar and seizures."

Police say Becky usually wears her hair in a ponytail or bun and her feet are bruised. She was last seen wearing a white/blue sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. She is described as a 5' 6" white female with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing 192 pounds.

If you have any information on Becky's whereabouts, call MPD's Missing Persons Unit at 480-644-2211.

February 2

Erin Weber

Erin Weber (Scottsdale Police Department)

Scottsdale Police are searching for 45-year-old Erin Weber, who has not been in contact with her family. If you have any information, you're asked to call police at 480-312-5000 or 480-312-TIPS.

January 24

Mesa Police Dept.

The Mesa Police Department says 14-year-old Alanize Lucille Ramos has been missing since January 20. Alanize was last seen leaving her home near E. Capri Avenue. and S. Crismon Road. She's described as a Hispanic female, 5' 3" tall, weighing 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was weaning a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants, and a black crop top. Police say Alanize has a nose piercing and both of her ears are pierced.

MPD officials stated, "Alanize may be in the company of reported runaway Crystal McDaniel. Family is concerned for her welfare. Contact Mesa PD [480-644-2211] with any information regarding this investigation."

January 12

James Redington

James Redington

James Redington, 33, is believed to be in northeast Pima County. Redington was last seen in Shreveport, Louisiana, driving a blue 2014 Chevrolet Spark with a Louisiana license plate 582 DAZ. If you have any information, dial 911.