DEWEY, AZ - Crews are continuing their search for a 2-year-old boy who vanished from a northern Arizona home Monday night.
Dwight D'Evelyn with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Emmett Trapp was last seen at his home on Lavender Sage Road in Dewey.
The boy’s mother reportedly called YCSO around 8 p.m. to report Emmett missing after searching her home and property for the boy.
D’Evelyn said the woman and her four children had been home together and, when she woke up from a nap in the early evening hours, she could not find Emmett.
The family dog had apparently wandered off with Emmett, but the dog returned when called.
Searchers have been concentrating in the area where mom first spotted the dog by checking for additional dog tracks and human foot prints.
The mother reportedly contacted her husband at work and called the Sheriff’s Office to report him missing.
D’Evelyn said deputies arrived within 10 minutes and began checking the home and surrounding areas for Emmett.
The search expanded late Monday into Tuesday and included air searches by the Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter.
The search effort continued Tuesday night with additional teams in the area joined by volunteers from the community, some riding ATVs while others searched on horseback.
Along with ground crews, mounted teams, and ATV riders, bloodhounds are expected back on scene Wednesday to check for any scent trails that could lead to Emmett.
Officials are also reportedly focusing on landscape obstacles such as mine shafts, open wells and septic tanks.
Teams will continue neighborhood canvasses to check homes and out buildings.
D’Evelyn said an initial canvass of sex offenders in the area between Prescott and Cordes Lakes has been completed and involved approximately 85 contacts. No evidence linking any of these offenders to Emmett’s disappearance is apparent at this point.
Additional contacts in other surrounding areas are underway, according to D’Evelyn.
According to D’Evelyn, there is no evidence of foul play associated with the missing child as of now.
Emmett Trapp has brown hair, blue eyes, and was wearing a pajama top, a diaper and no shoes. He is about 26 pounds and 3 feet tall.
D’Evelyn also said there is no known association between this incident and another case in which a 2-year-old boy vanished in Yavapai County.
Despite D'Evelyn's statement, many families in the area say they're concerned about their children's safety after the two young boys mysteriously vanished.
"My heart sank, I was thinking he didn’t get too far, they’re going to find him," said Dewey resident and mother Delilah Buetzow. "I'm holding my baby a little closer."
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