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Jesse Wilson Update

Post Date:03/27/2018 11:31 am

In the early morning hours of July 18, 2016, 10-year-old Jesse Wilson disappeared from his family home in the Sundance neighborhood of Buckeye.  Jesse was a bright, energetic and caring young man who was well-liked by his friends and teachers.Jesse Wilson Portrait

From the moment he disappeared through today, the Buckeye community has joined together in solidarity to help bring Jesse home by dedicating countless hours volunteering, searching and praying. We in law enforcement have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for Jesse and are eternally grateful for the continued assistance.

Approximately two weeks ago, on March 8, 2018, a Buckeye municipal employee discovered what appeared to be partial human skeletal remains in the area of State Route Highway 85 and Broadway Rd. He immediately reported this finding to law enforcement. A subsequent search of the area by law enforcement uncovered additional remains.  These remains were collected and submitted for forensic analysis in the hopes of establishing a positive identification.

It is with great sadness that we are here today to announce that we have identified the remains as those of Jesse Wilson. Like so many of you across our community, we are devastated by this news.  

While this is not the outcome for which any of us had hoped, we want to stress that this is not the end of our investigation. The Buckeye Police Department, along with our state and federal partners, will continue to pursue this investigation until its conclusion.  We believe this case will be resolved as Jesse deserves nothing less.

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