Human remains discovered in Iowa late last month have been identified as missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson, according to the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, the remains of Harrelson, who was reported missing on May 27, were “located in a rural area approximately 3 miles northwest of Montezuma.”
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In a statement shared to Facebook from Sheriff Thomas E. Kriegel, the office said it received notice on Friday Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office that the “human remains have been positively identified as those of Xavior Harrelson.”
The cause of death has not yet been released.
Harrelson went missing shortly after Montezuma Elementary School released for summer break.
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Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, said Xavior’s death was being investigated as suspicious, according to the Des Moines Register.
Law enforcement officials are asking that anyone with information about Harrelson’s disappearance or death to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.