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Police: Human remains found in area where search for Jake Wilson took place

Hundreds have been looking for Jake Wilson since Sunday morning, who went for a walk on April 7 and hasn’t been seen since. (Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say they have found human remains in and around Wolf Creek in La Porte City.

Police have not confirmed if the remains belonged to Jake Wilson, but La Porte City Police Chief Chris Brecher says what they found is "consistent with what they are looking for." DNA testing will confirm the identity of the remains, but could take weeks.

16-year-old Wilson, who has autism, has been missing since April 7 when he left his La Porte City home for a walk along Wolf Creek at night.

Brecher says recreational kayakers came across the remains on Tuesday afternoon and a crew of 25-30 people have been searching the area and investigating since then.

Tempers flared after the news conference. Jake's biological father, Mike Wilson, was charged with two counts of simple assault after he attempted to confront Jake's step father, who he blamed for Jake's disappearance. Both families have been ordered not to contact each other.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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