Missing Phoenix Teen Found Dead At Show Low Lake

By on July 19, 2023 0 36Views

Navajo County Sheriff’s Office announced that a missing 15-year-old boy has been found dead at Show Low Lake.

Christopher Hampton, 15 years old

Responders were first dispatched around 8 p.m. on Monday evening from a call that a teen had gone

swimming in the lake and could not be located. Authorities began searching on the ground, by air and on boats but were unable to locate Christopher Hampton.

The search resumed on Tuesday morning for the boy. Late afternoon, rescuers found his body in the lake. Authorities confirmed Hampton had drowned at Show Low Lake.

Hampton was staying in the area with his Cesar Chavez High School football team for a football camp. The team made a stop at the lake after camp had ended.

The Phoenix Union High School District released the following statement:

This afternoon, we learned the unfortunate news that Cesar Chavez High School student Christopher Hampton lost his life while at Show Low Lake. We wish to express our sympathy to his family and friends that are grieving this loss. This tragedy impacts all communities that we serve.

PXU continues to offer emotional support for students, staff, and families impacted. Christopher was a friend, athlete, and kind young man that will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

District and campus staff continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation.

We want to thank the Laveen and Phoenix Union communities for their extensive support during this difficult time. We also thank the Show Low Police Department, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, the Blue Ridge community, the Phoenix Police Department, and all the first responders for their support.

Our deepest sympathies are with Christopher’s family and friends.