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 went missing on May 27, were “located in a rural area about 3 miles northwest of Montezuma.”
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In a statement shared on Facebook by Sheriff Thomas E. Kriegel, the office said it received a notice from the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday that “the human remains were positively identified as those of Xavior Harrelson “.
The cause of death has not yet been released.
Harrelson disappeared shortly after leaving Montezuma Elementary School for summer vacation.
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Mitch Mortvedt, deputy director of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations, said Xavior’s death was under investigation as a suspect, according to the Des Moines Register.
Law enforcement officials are asking anyone with information about Harrelson’s disappearance or death to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.