PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION – Skeletal remains have been found less than 2 miles from the campground where missing 2-year-old Sylar Newton was last seen on July 25th, 2010. The remains were located at the bottom of a wash and likely came to rest in this area due to recent flash flooding. At this time, the remains are believed to be that of Sylar Newton, but final confirmation is still pending. YCSO received the call regarding this discovery just before 1PM today.
YCSO detectives, assisted by FBI agents and a forensic anthropologist, are currently conducting an on scene criminal investigation as they recover the body.
No further details available at this time.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at (928) 771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov