LA PORTE CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators have recovered human remains believed to be those of a 16-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his small Iowa hometown in April.
Jake Wilson’s disappearance prompted a search involving the FBI, state and local police officers and hundreds of volunteers in La Porte City, a town of 2,300 in northeastern Iowa.
Wilson was last seen April 7, when he went for a walk blocks from his home along Wolf Creek, which winds through La Porte City. His family said he didn’t have his glasses, and that he has the mental capacity of a 9-year-old boy.
La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher said at a news conference that human remains were discovered in the creek this week by kayakers. He said testing shows they are consistent with “what we’re looking for.”