Renewed search planned for missing La Porte City teen with autism | The Gazette

LA PORTE CITY — Authorities are planning another surge this weekend in the search for an autistic La Porte City teen who last was seen April 7.

Jake Wilson, 16, disappeared after telling family members he was going to nearby Wolf Creek.

“The search is still very much alive, and we still have our optimism that we are going to find him,” Police Chief Chris Brecher said Tuesday. “We are not done by any means. We are going to be back in the water on Saturday and Sunday.”

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Search ramped up for missing autistic teen in La Porte City | RADIO IOWA

It’s now been nearly two weeks since a teenager with autism disappeared in northeast Iowa. Police have found no sign of 16-year-old Jake Wilson, who left his home in La Porte City on the evening of April 7 for a walk to a nearby creek.

Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson told reporters Friday afternoon that investigators still believe Jake made it to the creek and “something bad happened” when he got there.

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IA – UPDATE: Hundreds turn out in search for missing LaPorte teen | The Courier

LaPORTE CITY — A search for an autistic teen who disappeared in LaPorte City continued Sunday through driving snowfall.

Barring any overnight developments, the search for 16-year-old Jake Wilson is slated to resume at 8 a.m. Monday. Those wishing to volunteer can report to the city’s fire department at that time, said Police Chief Chris Brecher.

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