LA PORTE CITY, Iowa – Volunteers are no longer needed in the search and rescue effort for Jake Wilson, a 16-year-old autistic boy who hasn’t been seen since Saturday night.
“Although, we are not taking any volunteers at this time it does not mean that we are done searching for Jake,” the La Porte City Police Department said.
RELATED: The search for Jake Wilson in northeast Iowa.
The plan for Thursday is for specialized teams to search in specific areas.
“We know people want to help but have to trust our professionals. We are asking people to continue to spread Jake's story and picture around. We will not stop until Jake is found,” the department said.
Many have helped search for Wilson over the past four days. All-terrain vehicles were used as hundreds of people volunteered their time to search for the boy who was last seen around 9 p.m. Saturday night.
“The only reason that we are as far as we are today is because of the tremendous amount of volunteers and community that was shown the last 4 days,” the department said. “Thank you everyone for your efforts. We truly cannot mention it enough.”
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