Emmett Trapp, 2-year-old Toddler, Found Dead in Arizona

By Angela Wang
Angela Wang
Angela Wang
August 4, 2010 Updated: August 4, 2010

Emmett Trapp, 2, had been missing from home in Dewey, Arizona since Aug. 2. The boy was found dead by the police a mile away from home on Wednesday morning, according to azfamily.com.

The place where the Emmett Trapp´s body lay is being treated as a crime scene, but up until now, the nature of his death has not been determined.

“There is no evidence of foul play associated with the missing child as of now,” read a press release issued by the Yavapai County sheriff's office.

Trapp's mother realized her son was missing when she woke up from a nap together with her three other children. Emmett was last seen wearing a dinosaur-printed pajama top and no shoes. He had light brown hair and blue eyes, according to Help Find My Child, a global search for missing children organization.

Within 10 minutes of his mother’s report of the missing child, the police began a search, and the Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter began an air search shortly afterward.

The investigation of Trapp´s disappearance and death is ongoing. Updates will be available in a few days, said Dwight D'Evelyn, spokesman of Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

“If I am permitted to reveal any further details, I will do so as soon as they become available,” he said at a press conference.

Emmett was the second two-year-old reported missing since July. Another toddler, Sylar Newton, was reported missing since July 25 from a campsite in Yavapai County, the same county where Emmett Trapp lived. Searches for Sylar Newton are still ongoing, but police are not optimistic about finding the toddler. 

Sylar´s case is being is investigated as a criminal one.

Angela Wang