MCSO seeking public’s assistance locating missing person


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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating Ricky Dean Crea Jr., 32, of Topock.   

Crea was reported missing Monday (7/11) morning at about 10:38 a.m.  Crea was to meet a friend near the Topock Marina Sunday (7/10) afternoon around 4 p.m.  His friend showed and located Crea’s parked truck.  His friend also located personal items belonging to Crea down by the river.  His friend waited many hours for him, but Crea never showed up.

Monday (7/11) morning, his friend returned to the area and noticed Crea’s vehicle was still parked there and his personal items were still down by the river and that’s when she called the Sheriff’s Office. 

Late Monday (7/11) morning and into the late afternoon, deputies conducted an immediate search of the waterways including the shoreline and the Topock area without success.   Deputies confirmed that Crea was not at home and he did not show up to work.

Department of Public Safety Helicopter Ranger from Kingman responded and conducted an aerial search.

Tuesday (7/12) morning the search continues.   Deputies are searching the waterways including the shorelines downstream. 

No one saw Crea enter the water.  The Sheriff’s Office is treating this as a missing person.  An Attempt to Locate (ATL) was issued to law enforcement for Ricky Dean Crea Jr.

Crea is a white male, 5’08” at 145 pounds with green eyes and short brown hair with a mohawk hair style.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crea is asked to contact Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234

Update 7/14/2016 from MCSO: MCSO Waterway deputies located Ricky Dean Crea’s deceased body in the Topock Gorge Area on the Colorado River, south of Topock Marina at 10:15 AM on Wednesday the 13th. No foul play is suspected at this time, although examination by the Medical Examiners Office is pending.