Prescott camp counselor found safe after not returning from early morning walk
PRESCOTT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A Prescott camp counselor who was reported missing after not returning from an early morning walk has been found on Tuesday evening. The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 30-year-old Whitney Collins was found safe in Prescott Valley and is with deputies. YCSO didn’t say why she went missing or how she was found.
Collins is a counselor at an area camp She was last seen by a coworker near Friendly Pines Road walking before her 6 a.m. shift on Sunday. Family members said it wasn’t uncommon for Collins to take a walk before work, but they got worried when she didn’t come back.
Collins’ parents are both Army veterans and worked alongside crews to find her after flying from North Carolina. Collins’ father, Steve, says investigators told him her fanny pack and ID were found on the side of the road. Whitney’s car was still at the camp, along with her phone and keys inside her cabin.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story named a particular camp in the area. More information revealed It’s not clear where she worked or volunteered at.
Copyright 2022 KTVK/KPHO. All rights reserved.