Authorities in Iowa are working to confirm the identity of a deceased juvenile with clothing that matches the description of an 11-year-old who disappeared in May.
NBC News reports that a farmer found remains north of Montezuma, Iowa, where Xavior Harrelson was last seen on May 27.
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assistant director Mitch Mortvedt told KWWL that the clothing description matched what Harrelson was wearing when he was last seen months ago: a red T-shirt, blue pajama bottoms, and black tennis shoes. Authorities have not yet commented on the condition of the remains or exactly how and where the body was discovered. Mortvedt reportedly said it could take weeks to months for authorities to make a positive identification.
Investigators had previously classified Harrelson’s disappearance as a missing child case, not a child abduction case; though officials did reportedly say the disappearance was suspicious. It is not known if authorities are considering foul play at this time.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, before his disappearance Harrelson was a caretaker for his mother, who is an amputee.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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