This story will be updated as more information comes in.
Joseph City Juvenile Jarrett Brooks vanished on July 4th around 7:00am and hasn’t been seen since, literally not a trace. Numerous possible sighting’s were exhausted. Tomorrow, will be six months since Jarrett Brooks vanished from the rural area in Navajo County. The community of Joseph City and the White Mountain’s want answers.
Joseph City got rocked this morning while several agencies detained the parents of Jarrett Brooks for questioning along with others and served numerous search warrants throughout Joseph City and Phoenix, trying to find answers about what happened to Jarrett Brooks.
DPS helicopters flew over the Joseph City area to provide support for the agencies.
January 3, 2024, 9:05am
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a law enforcement operation in the Joseph City area. There will be a large presence of law enforcement officers.
Please be advised there is not any sort of threat to the public and further information will follow as available.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience.
Navajo County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Swanty stated that no arrests have been made at this time and they’re being questioned while serving search warrants statewide.
Swanty couldn’t confirm if the investigation is steering towards foul play.
“There is still a lot of investigating that still needs to be done,” said Swanty.
“The road to the Brooks house is blocked off, there is lots of flashing lights down there, helicopters over head and several law enforcement agencies are driving around Joseph City,” said a Joseph City Resident.
NCSO Press Release Jan.3 at 2:53pm:
Holbrook, AZ: The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit is serving multiple search warrants in Joseph City and Phoenix in the furtherance of the search for Jarrett Brooks.
The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have coordinated a large-scale operation seeking information on the status and welfare of Jarrett Brooks. Jarrett Brooks, (17) has been missing since July 2023, from his community of Joseph City, Arizona. An extensive search and investigation have taken place since his disappearance. The Sheriff’s Office has investigated hundreds of tips and leads that have been passed to detectives. None of the tips or leads have provided credible information to date. The investigation is focusing on computer forensics and cyber communications relating to the disappearance and whereabouts of Jarrett.
The Sheriff’s Office is being supported by numerous agencies and organizations that specialize in computer forensic examination, cyber communications, along with other specialized units.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages any tips or leads that could further the investigation of what happened to Jarrett and his current location and welfare. This investigation is on-going, and no arrests have been made at this time.End of Press Release
Some of the participating agencies are Maricopa County Sheriffs Office Cybersecurity Crimes Unit, DPS Criminal Investigations, Threat Mitigation Unit from the Phoenix Police Department, and more are participating in the efforts to find Jarrett Brooks.
Law enforcement agencies serve search warrants in Joseph City near Boyce dr.
Social media groups have been very active with speculations about what’s going on with the Jarrett Brooks case.
“We want answers and are thankful that NCSO is digging in to find out what happened to Jarrett and where he is, the online community wants #JusticeforJarrett,” wrote several Search for Jarrett Brooks Exposed Facebook participants.
As of Jan. 3 at around 3:00pm, Jarrett Brooks has not been located per NCSO.
Update: As of Jan. 4 @ 3:30 pm- NCSO, MCSO Crime Units and other agencies are still at the home owned by the parents of Missing Juvenile, Jarrett Brooks.
This picture looks down Boyce Dr. The Brooks home on the right. Law Enforcement vehicles are parked across the street and at the Brooks home. Reporters noticed crime tape is still up, and Law Enforcement personnel are presently walking into the home, walking to and from their vehicles, and retrieving items from the home and the vehicles.
Picture by Mountain Daily Star
This picture is later on Jan. 4 @ 4:30 pm and Law Enforcement agencies are still at the Brooks home on Boyce dr.
Law Enforcement agencies said, “they should be cleared out by tonight.”
Picture by Mountain Daily Star
Please call NCSO if you have any information about Jarrett Brooks @ 928-524-4050
Molly K Ottman Executive Editor/Journalist for Mountain Daily Star