Jacob McCarty Wiki -Jacob McCarty Biography
Jacob McCarty was an Indiana boy who was reported missing last week was found dead with his dog in a wooded area near a highway.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, McCarty of Cordyn was last seen alive on September 21, when he went for a walk with his dog Isabella.
Family members reportedly told police that Jacob had met someone in a wooded area near a Walmart. That person was not identified, but it may have been someone Jacob met or knew through online gaming.
He was 14 years old.
Jacob McCarty went missing from his Corydon home on Sept. 21. Smith said his remains, along with those of his dog, were recovered in a wooded area off Interstate 64 near Harrison County Hospital.
Police searched the area, according to Smith, after receiving a tip from a person who said they may have seen Jacob walking his dog in the area on the day he went missing. Surveillance footage from a business owner showed what appeared to be a person walking in the same place the day Jacob went missing.
WLWT now reports that Jacob and his dog were both found dead in a wooded area near I-54. It is not clear if it is the same area Jacob may have told his family he would on September 21. Police reportedly received a tip that Jacob and his dog were walking along that highway after 5 p.m. on September 21.
Surveillance footage also showed a person walking along the same road that day, though it is unclear whether investigators believe this person was Jacob or someone else.
The boy’s family has been notified, Smith added, and an autopsy, as well as a postmortem on the dog, will be performed.
Jacob’s father, Jeremiah McCarty, previously told The Courier-Journal he initially thought his son had taken their dog for a walk when he returned home to find them not there but began to grow concerned when the pair didn’t quickly return despite the rain.
According to the report, police do not suspect foul play. It is not yet clear if investigators believe Jacob did meet another person when he went missing.
An autopsy will determine the cause of death.
“We ask that each of you pray for Jacob’s father and all those involved in his life,” Sheriff Nick Smith said, according to the report. “This is a devastating time and a hard road that follows for Jacob’s loved ones.”