1,000 people joined the search for missing Jeremy Duncan

Kayaker found his body Sunday morning

No indication foul play is suspected


BULLHEAD CITY – Authorities are investigating the death of an autistic boy who went missing in Bullhead City Saturday.


It was revealed during a Sunday press conference that the body of 8-year-old Jeremy Duncan had been recovered from the Colorado River.

Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said a kayaker reported a possible body in the river near the Palo Verde Marina at 7:13 a.m. He said Jeremy's body was recovered and transported to the Mohave County Coroner's Office.

“Hope was replaced this morning by shock and sadness at the discovery of Jeremy's lifeless body," said Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster. “On behalf of the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family."

Williamson and Mayor Tom Brady echoed Schuster's sentiments and they thanked the 1,000 volunteers who joined law enforcement authorities searching in the heat Saturday, as well as some two dozen businesses that contributed water and support resources.

“This community stood up to stand by each other. And they stood up to stand by the police department as this community does every time we're in crisis," Williamson said. “As a police department and as a community, our heart is broken. This, of course, is not how we wanted it to end."

Williamson said that circumstances surrounding Jeremy's Saturday morning disappearance are under investigation but he provided no indication there's any suspicion of foul play.

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