SEVERE WX: Flood Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Human remains found in search for missing Iowa boy

Jake Wilson went missing in April.

Posted: Aug. 16, 2018 4:11 PM
Updated: Aug. 16, 2018 4:31 PM

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa – Authorities searching for Jake Wilson says human remains have been found.

Police Chief Chris Brecher says the remains were found by some kayakers along Wolf Creek. Brecher says the water level of the creek has dropped in the past few weeks and that is what allowed the remains to be found. He says this area had been searched before when the water was higher.

Brecher says DNA identification of the remains could take several weeks but he says “what has been found is consistent with what we were looking for.”

Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson says they are asking kayakers to stay off Wolf Creek as they continue to search. Thompson says they want to find out what happened, how and why.

Wilson, a 16-year-old with autism, went missing on April 7.  The FBI, state and local law enforcement, and hundreds of volunteers have participated in the search for him. 

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
67° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 67°
Albert Lea
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 64°
Austin
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 66°
Charles City
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 70°
Rochester
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 66°
More rain for the morning with severe weather later this afternoon and evening.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Mom arrested for taking phone from daughter

Image

Ohio teen sentenced to mow lawn instead of jail time

Image

Woman, baby rescued after crashing into pond

Image

Shoars on Kavanaugh 2

Image

Severe weather chances for Thursday

Image

Your Thursday KIMT StormTeam 3 Forecast

Image

Filling childcare needs in Byron

Image

Does Byron need its own library?

Image

Deadly synthetic opioid not in Rochester, yet.

Image

Newman Friday Game cancelled

Community Events