Missing child found deceased

Emergency personnel returned Friday morning to the area of Ayden Adee’s residence to resume the search that was initiated Thursday.   Adee was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert.


A thorough search grid was established and teams were assigned to designated areas. At approximately 12:15 pm the deceased body of Ayden Adee was discovered in a heavily wooded area near the intersection of CR 350 E and CR 500 S.


At this time, there is no indication that foul play is involved. The Kosciusko County Coroner was dispatched to the scene and will be the point of contact for the cause and manner of death.


Earlier Friday, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s office said deputies, along with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, searched the Sellers Lake area throughout the day on Thursday. Officers and deputies used drone technology, search dogs and ATV's to aid with the search.


It is possible that Ayden had in his possession a .40 caliber handgun.


Assisting in the investigation and search were the following: representatives from fire Departments throughout Kosciusko County, Lutheran EMS, Nappanee Police Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.


The American Red Cross supplied refreshments and food, donated by McDonald’s, at the scene.



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