Authorities: Human Remains Found In Jake Wilson Search
[UPDATE August 16 4:10 p.m.]
Authorities announced during during a Thursday afternoon press conference in LaPorte City that they found human remains in and around Wolf Creek on Tuesday, August 16. The State Medical Examiner is testing the remains to determine if the DNA matches missing LaPorte City teen Jake Wilson. LaPorte City Police Chief Chris Brecher says, the reamins are "consistent what they are looking for."
It could take up to two weeks for the remains to be positively identified. Authorities would not comment on whether they believe foul play was involved.
Black Hawk County Sheriff Anthony Thompson requested recreational kayakers stay away from Wolf Creek until the investigation is complete.
[ORIGINAL STORY] The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office and LaPorte City Police Department have announced a "significant" development in the case involving missing LaPorte City teen Jake Wilson. Jake hasn't been seen since leaving his home to walk to a nearby creek on the evening of April 7.
The two departments have announced a 4 p.m. press conference this afternoon. Both LaPorte City Police Chief Chris Brecher and Black Hawk County Sheriff Anthony Thompson are expected to speak during the press conference. No additional information has been released at this time.
Jake Wilson is 5-feet six inches tall and weighs 135 pounds. He has dirty blond hair and hazel eyes. According to his mother, he suffers from autism that results in him functioning like a 9-year-old.
We will update this story with more information following this afternoon's press conference.
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