- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have found a body downstream from where they’d been searching for a missing 11-year-old boy who fell into a Kansas creek.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://j.mp/25Hr7UP ) that Wichita police Deputy Chief Hassan Ramzah says the body was found Saturday by a kayaker. Ramzah couldn’t confirm the identity of the body, other than to say it was a male.

Officials say Devon Dean Cooley fell into Gypsum Creek on May 27. Crews have continued searching for the boy, and say the unidentified body was found about a mile downstream from the search area.

Cooley’s family issued a statement late Saturday saying they believe the body to be Devon’s but also acknowledging the absence of official confirmation.

Police say the body likely won’t be identified until a coroner’s investigation is completed.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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