Remains Found Last Month in Iowa Field Are Those of 11-Year-Old Missing Since May

Human remains found in an Iowa farmer’s field in Poweshiek County last month are those of an 11-year-old boy who vanished in May.

Xavior Harrelson was last seen on May 27 when he rode away from a Montezuma mobile home park where he was a caretaker for his mother, who is an amputee. Police said the disappearance was suspicious, but also said they’d found no evidence of foul play, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

On September 30, a farmer tending a soybean crop found human remains that appeared to be a juvenile wearing clothing similar to what Harrelson was reported wearing when he was last seen: a red T-shirt, blue pajama bottoms, and black tennis shoes. The discovery was made about four miles from the boy’s home.

The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the body as Harrelson. The sheriff’s office added that it was not releasing the cause of death at this time.

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