Updated: Photos added, 12:37 p.m.

Updated: Sheriff's spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said Sarah Crites contacted the agency and said she was fine. Investigators continue to look for Scott Farnsworth, added 12:56 p.m. May 31.


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LITTLEFIELD –Two fifth-wheel trailers destroyed by fire, a burned out truck and a broken cell phone are all Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives have to lead them to Sarah Crites and Scott Farnsworth, two people who went missing following a domestic violence incident Monday on state land in Arizona south of St. George, Utah.


Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Anita Mortensen in an email said a woman called 911 and reported she and her boyfriend were fighting and that he was setting her trailer on fire.

Neither the woman nor her boyfriend was on scene when deputies and firefighters from the St. George Fire Department arrived. Mortensen said it looked like a pickup had been driven into one of two fifth-wheels and the crash might have caused the fire, which spread to the second fifth wheel and the truck. All three burned to the ground.

Deputies found a broken cell phone about 100 yards to the south and its battery a little further south, said Mortensen.

Deputies responded to the addresses listed on their driver’s license, but neither one retained that address.

Mortensen said the sheriff’s office seeks the public’s help in finding Crites and Farnsworth to determine whether they are safe. Anyone with information is asked to call 928-753-0753 or toll free at 800-522-4312.

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Sarah Crites, above, and Scott Farnsworth. Courtesy/Mohave County Sheriff

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