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STORY UPDATE: The missing Cottonwood boy was located at approximately 6:06 PM.

After a major search utilizing numerous Police Agencies, YSCO Helicopter and Search and Rescue, 8 year old Mykel Filkens was located as he emerged from a pile of debris located in the back yard of the residence from which he disappeared.

Numerous Officers had searched the area he was found but due to the large volume of debris and small stature of child, he was easily overlooked.

When interviewed child stated he had hid as he was afraid of “People”.

It was reported earlier the boy had been in an argument with his mother in which he was advised Police would be called.

It was at that time Mykel left the residence and hid for over 3.5 hours until he thought Police had left the area.

Investigation continues at this time.


Original Story Below:

The Cottonwood Police Department is asking for help to locaate a missing 8-year-old boy. The boy reportedly walked away from home after being in a fight with his mother at approximately 2:30 this afternoon in the area Ninth Street and Aspen in Cottonwood, according to CPD Detective Sgt. Tod Moore.

Contact Cottonwood police if you have seen the boy on the left.The boy is 3 feet tall, weighs 67 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair wearing a black polo shirt and khaki pants with black shoes.

Anyone in the Cottonwood area who sees any children matching this description are asked to call Cottonwood police at 634-4246.


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