Jarrett Brooks Missing – The search for 16-year-old Jarrett Brooks, who went missing from Joseph City, continues as his loved ones and authorities work tirelessly to find him. Jarrett was believed to have run away from home in the early morning hours of July 4, and his family, along with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), has been actively seeking information about his whereabouts.
Jarrett is described as a white male with blond hair, brown eyes, standing about 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the word “AMERICA” written across the front in capital letters, blue jeans, cowboy boots, and a baseball cap. Despite extensive efforts, there have been no reports of sightings or leads on Jarrett’s location.
The NCSO has classified Jarrett as a runaway and has involved their Criminal Investigations Division in the case. They have entered his information into Arizona and national databases for missing/runaway juveniles. The NCSO has also sent out missing/runaway notices to neighboring jurisdictions and is diligently following up on any leads that may arise. Their primary objective is to ensure Jarrett’s safe return to his family.
Jarrett’s father, Brian Brooks, who works as an assistant fire chief with the Joseph City Fire District, has been in constant communication with the NCSO. The family has taken matters into their own hands by organizing multiple volunteer search parties to aid in the search efforts. Brian mentioned that the family had grounded Jarrett the night before he disappeared, and when they discovered he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in Fourth of July festivities, he returned to his room. However, that was the last time his parents saw him. Some neighbors reported seeing Jarrett passing by their properties, but he was lost sight of in the fields near his home.
To assist in the search, a DPS ranger conducted an aerial search of the area on July 4, and dogs were deployed the following night and morning. Jarrett is known in the local community for working in general maintenance for ranches near his home and also volunteers as an explorer for the local fire department. His father, Brian, expressed frustration with the situation, emphasizing what a good son Jarrett is and how desperately they want to find him and bring him home safely.
If anyone has any information regarding Jarrett’s whereabouts, they are urged to contact the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at (928) 524-4050. Alternatively, they can reach out to Jarrett’s parents, Brian and Laura Brooks, through Facebook. The family, along with law enforcement, remains hopeful that their collective efforts and the support of the community will lead to Jarrett’s safe return.