A 12-year-old boy's death was as a result of self-inflicted injuries

A 12-year-old boy’s death was as a result of self-inflicted injuries.


Ayden Elijah Adee was found Friday in a wooded area southeast of Warsaw near his home.  He was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert after being reported missing on Wednesday.

The Kosciusko County Coroner released the information Friday.


On Thursday, authorities released that Adee may be in possession of a gun.

Adee had recently transferred to the Whitko school district.  The district released the following statement:


“Yesterday, we learned that one of our own students, Ayden Adee was found deceased. This is the worst reality any family could experience. This is a profound loss for our Whitko family and we that know many of you are grieving, hurting, and upset. As your students return to school on Monday, we will have mental health professionals, counselors and ministerial staff from within the community ready to support students and staff during this time of tragedy. As we grieve together, let’s lean on one another and depend on each other for support.  


Finally, we are encouraging every family to please spend time speaking with your son or daughter about the value of their life, and the lives of others and help them to know it is always ok to reach out and ask for help no matter what they may be experiencing.  


No other information is expected to be released by authorities out of respect to the family

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