Investigators searching for an Iowa boy, Xavior Harrelson, who got missing in May days before his 11th birthday. Human remains matching his description have been found in a nearby cornfield.
The remains were discovered by a farmer working in a field a few miles outside of Montezuma, where 10-year-old Xavior Harrelson was reported missing May 27 from the trailer park where he lived.
State agents, Iowa medical examiner, and the state anthropologist also responded and confirmed that they were remains, he said.
“It appears to be that of an adolescent and at this time, the clothing that we see on the scene, even though it’s obviously soiled and stuff, is consistent with what we knew Xavior to last be wearing,” Mortvedt told the station.
He said authorities were not ready to identify the body as belonging to Xavior, adding that the state medical examiner and anthropologist have “a lot of work left ahead of them in the days and weeks even to come.”
Authorities said they had relayed the news to Xavior’s mother.