Bodies of Indiana boy, 14, and dog found days after they vanished


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No apprehension of disturbances, officials said

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The body of a 14-year-old Indiana boy who went missing last week was found Tuesday, officials said.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department told Granthshala News that Jacob McCarty and his German shepherd, Isabella, were discovered in a wooded area near Interstate 64. Investigators have not determined a cause of death, but do not suspect foul play.


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McCarty was last seen walking the dog after 5 p.m. on September 21, when he disappeared near his home in Corydon, 25 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky.

In a video posted to social media on Saturday, Sheriff Nick Smith said investigators believe the boy met someone he had met in the online gaming community, but it was unclear who. Is.

“We believe that Jacob cannot be back at this time and we need your help,” Smith said.

Investigators were asking residents and business owners within a 200-mile radius to check their security footage in an attempt to keep tabs on McCarty.

“Help me get him home,” begged McCarty’s father, standing next to Smith.

On Tuesday, a tipster told officers he may have seen McCarty walking his dog when he disappeared. The sheriff’s department said a business owner provided officers with security footage that showed a man walking a freeway with a dog after the teenager went missing.

When the police started the search, the bodies of both were found.

“This is a devastating time and a difficult road ahead for Jacob’s loved ones,” the sheriff’s department said.

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