Missing 14-year-old boy and his German shepherd found dead in the woods

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A missing 14-year-old boy, and his German shepherd, Isabella, have been found deceased in the woods off of Interstate 64, west of the Harrison County Hospital, in Indiana. The boy, Jacob McCarty, was last seen around 5 p.m. on September 21.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department released information about the tragic discovery on September 28:

Detectives subsequently located the deceased bodies of 14 year old Jacob McCarty and his dog Isabella near a wooded area off of Interstate 64, west of the Harrison County Hospital. Detectives and deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department along with the Harrison County Coroner and Indiana State Police thoroughly processed and meticulously documented the scene.

According to the authorities, a search was conducted in this area after a citizen reported seeing someone matching Jacob’s description walking with a dog along Interstate 64 around 5 p.m. on September 21. An area business owner provided security footage confirming the citizen’s report.

An autopsy is being performed, but the authorities do not suspect foul play.

The sheriff’s department stated:

Jacob’s father has been notified and briefed of all information known by law-enforcement. We ask that each of you pray for Jacob’s father and all those involved in his life. This is a devastating time and a hard road that follows for Jacob’s loved ones.

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  1. Carla says:

    I am so so sorry to hear about this young man and his dog. I do not know him , every time you hear of a young person like passing , breaks my heart. Prayers for the family!

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