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UPDATE: Atascadero man and son located after being reported missing

Posted at 4:22 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 23:05:08-05

UPDATE (4:14 p.m.) – Authorities say Cody Parrott and his four-year-old son, Noah, have been located.

The two were reported missing Thursday by Parrott’s wife.

They were reportedly spotted shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 395 near the town of Independence in Inyo County. Police say a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Parrott but he initially refused to pull over. He was eventually stopped and arrested on suspicion of evading police and child endangerment.

Noah was found safe in the vehicle and taken into protective custody.

Police say they’re making arrangements to reunite Noah with his family.

Cody Parrott


UPDATE (2:50 p.m.) – Atascadero police say Cody Parrott may be traveling to Nevada where he reportedly has family.

Parrott’s wife reported him missing Thursday. She told police that he has never done anything like this before and had been exhibiting unusual behavior before he left.


(1:17 p.m.) – The Atascadero Police Department is looking for a man and his four-year-old son after a missing person’s report was filed Thursday.

Police say Cody Parrott, 31, left his home sometime during the night after he’d apparently been acting irrationally. Parrott reportedly suffers from severe depression.

He also took his son, Noah, with him.

Cody Parrott is described as 5’10” tall and 170 pounds with short blonde hair, a full beard and blue eyes. He may also be wearing glasses.

Noah is described as 3’6″ tall and 35 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing gray pajamas with a moose pattern.

Parrott may be driving a 2013 black Volkswagen Passat with a California license plate number of 7BZB975. The car has right rear bumper damage.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is urged to contact police at (805) 461-5051.