Human remains found in Iowa cornfield have been identified as that of missing 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson - who vanished during a bike ride in May barely a week after completing the fourth grade.
Xavior had been reported missing back on May 27, and after exhaustive search efforts by local authorities, a body was discovered on September 30 'in a rural area approximately three miles northwest of Montezuma,' about 60 miles east of Des Moines, Sheriff Thomas Kriegel said Friday, according to CNN.
On Friday, the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office notified the sheriff's department 'that the human remains have been positively identified as those of Xavior Harrelson,' Kriegel added.
A cause of death was not immediately provided by authorities, a Facebook post by the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office states.
However, Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, said Xavior's death is being investigated as suspicious, the Des Moines Register reported.
Human remains found in Iowa cornfield have been identified as 11-year-old Xavior Harrelson,