A sad conclusion to a mysterious missing person's case in Chickasaw County.

Wednesday, September 27th at approximately 2:30 AM was the last anyone had heard from one Nashua teen, authorities claim. Eighteen-year-old Kaden Ray Wilken was reported missing two days later.

He was initially believed to be on foot in the early stages of the investigation. On Friday at 3:45 PM, the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department released their initial report on the missing person's case.

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Less than 48 hours after the call went out to the public, authorities were able to heartbreakingly put an end to the search.

At around 5:30 PM on Saturday, September 30th the county sheriff's office received a call that "related to the missing person of Kaden Ray Wilken." After the Chickasaw County Medical Examiner investigated the scene, they were able to confirm that the body found was Wilken.

In an official statement from the county sheriff's department via social media, the medical examiner requested an autopsy to be performed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.

Officials from the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department claim that there is no foul play suspected in the young man's death. This is a developing story, so we will make sure to keep you updated if any additional information regarding this incident comes out.


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