“Happy Birthday in heaven” Jake Wilson would have turned 17 today

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LA PORTE CITY, Iowa –  Jake Wilson would have turned 17 today.

The La Porte City teenager was reported missing last April, after he said he was going for a walk along Wolf Creek. Sadly, his remains were found downstream several months later.

The community came together to search for Jake throughout La Porte City and the surrounding area.

His mom posted to Facebook, saying “Happy 17th birthday in heaven Jake. We love and miss you!”

She says he is “looking over all of us.” She also asks for people to please pay it forward today in honor of Jake. “Be kind and do the right thing.”


Amanda Gilbert

Amanda Gilbert

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