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YCSO Still Seeking Missing Man

15 July 2011   Dwight D'Evelyn
YCSO Seeking Public Help to Locate Missing Man

terryferrellSince July 7, 2011, YCSO deputies have continued their effort to locate Ferrell. Part of the work includes interviews with family, friends, co-workers, etc. in hopes of establishing some evidence as to where Ferrell might be. As reported by some media outlets, YCSO is confirming information that Ferrell likely possesses a handgun and is in a despondent mental state. This knowledge precluded the initial use of unarmed search and rescue volunteers in our effort to locate Ferrell. Forest Patrol deputies have been involved in the effort to find Ferrell since July 7th.

A factor that has made the search effort more difficult was the two day notification delay to YCSO reporting Ferrell missing, thus making his trail 48 hours old.

On July 13th, YCSO authorized the use of 3 volunteer quad teams under the supervision of armed deputies to conduct a search effort from 7 am to 6 pm. They covered the wilderness area north of Ferrell’s home to Mingus Mountain. Ferrell was not found.

Today, YCSO deputies received a tip indicating Ferrell was seen this past Sunday at a restaurant in Camp Verde located on Highway 260 just off I17. Deputies are currently attempting to verify the information and will provide updates when available. If anyone has seen Ferrell, especially Camp Verde area visitors or residents, please contact YCSO immediately at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

Ferrell is 5’ 09” tall, approximately 160 pounds, blue eyes, blonde hair with evident balding on the back of his head, and facial hair in a “Fu Manchu” style. No clothing description is available other than he occasionally wears a tan baseball cap.

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July 7, 2011 - On July 5, 2011, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported missing person call in the 11700 of Dusty Trail, Coyote Springs. This neighborhood is located north of 89A adjacent to Prescott Valley. An acquaintance of 48-year-old Terry Zane Ferrell told deputies Ferrell walked away from his Dusty Trail residence on the morning of July 3rd, and has not been seen since.

Ferrell is 5’ 09” tall, approximately 160 pounds, blue eyes, blonde hair with evident balding on the back of his head, and facial hair in a “Fu Manchu” style. No clothing description is available other than he occasionally wears a tan baseball cap. Ferrell likes to camp in the Perkinsville and Coyote Springs outback areas. Ferrell’s vehicle/cell phone was left behind. He left no indication as to his reason for leaving.

Since the original call, YCSO Forest Patrol deputies have searched wilderness and camping areas outside of Coyote Springs without success. Several aerial flyovers have also been conducted. It is possible Ferrell could have been picked up in a vehicle while he was on foot, so deputies are requesting anyone who may have had contact with him to please call YCSO immediately. Deputies have been in communication with friends and family (out of state) and no one has heard or seen Ferrell since July 3rd.

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at

(928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website:  www.ycsoaz.gov