UPDATE: Suspect in Prescott murder no longer believed to be in Rimrock area

The Ranger One DPS helicopter and special weapons teams from surrounding communities are assisting with the search for a murder suspect. According to YCSO, the murder happened in Prescott Thursday morning, June 21, 2018. The search for the suspect is currently taking place in the Rimrock, Arizona area. (DPS file photo of Ranger One Rescue helicopter)

The Ranger One DPS helicopter and special weapons teams from surrounding communities are assisting with the search for a murder suspect. According to YCSO, the murder happened in Prescott Thursday morning, June 21, 2018. The search for the suspect is currently taking place in the Rimrock, Arizona area. (DPS file photo of Ranger One Rescue helicopter)

UPDATE: After an exhaustive search and follow-up on several leads, the suspect has not been located and is believed to no longer remain in the vicinity. Deputies will continue special patrol in the area as a precaution. YCSO is assisting the Prescott Police Department with the homicide investigation, and any pertinent updates on a search for the suspect will be shared. The community is asked to stay alert and report any suspicious circumstances related to this investigation, said YCSO public information officer Dwight D’Evelyn.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officers are assisting DPS and other local agencies in the search for a homicide suspect from an incident in the Prescott area earlier today, said YCSO public information officer Dwight D’Evelyn.

Earlier Story

The search area is currently in a remote location northeast of Rimrock, Arizona in the Montezuma Well area.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a black or blue shirt, black shorts and possibly black gloves.

The suspect is "armed and dangerous," D'Evelyn said.

The Ranger One DPS helicopter and special weapons teams from surrounding communities are assisting with the search.

A Code Red, emergency notification, has been issued for the general search area.

"For residents/motorists in the area, please do not approach the suspect," D’Evelyn said. "Do not pick up hitchhikers ... call 911 if you see the suspect."

All other residents are asked to stay out of the area.

Anyone who sees the suspect should call 911.

Watch verdenews.com and The Verde Independent for more information as details become available.

Information provided by Yavapai County Sheriff's Office

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