Janet Castrejon

UPDATE (as of 10 p.m., Sunday, June 21)

Cochise, Graham, and Pima County Search and Rescue teams along with US Border Patrol Agents, Department of Corrections dog teams, US Forest Service Law Enforcement, US Forest Service Fire, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter have suspended the search for Janet Castrejon for the night.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue coordinators will return to the area tomorrow to resume some search patterns in an attempt to get any information possible on the location of this woman.

In the interim, Sheriff's Office personnel are asking anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Janet to please call 9-1-1 or (520) 432-9500.

Additional information: Janet suffers from a traumatic brain injury that she received when she was involved in an auto accident at the age of 18. The injury makes her have the mental capacity of an approximate five year old. Janet is significantly visually impaired and has a short attention span.

The possibility exists that she may have been picked up by someone in a vehicle and left the area in an unknown direction of travel.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


On Friday June 19, 2015 at approximately 9:10 pm, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office was advised of a 44 year old woman who was missing in the Chiricahua Mountains. The caller advised that he and his sister were in Rustler Park when they became separated and he could not locate her. The man advised that he searched for his sister, who is handicapped, for at least two hours before he was forced to drive down the mountain to get a phone signal and call for help.

The woman, 44 year old Janet Castrejon, is 5'3", 250 pounds, with long black hair that she wears in a braid, last seen wearing a white t-shirt with black lettering, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes with a red stripe.

Search and Rescue personnel responded Friday night along with the Department of Corrections dog teams, and they remained in the area, searching for Ms. Castrejon.


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