Trenton, Ne - The Hitchcock County Sherriff, Bryan Leggott released a Press Statement to Hometown Family Radio this morning verifying that the body that was discovered earlier this week south of Palisade was that of missing teenager Austin Wright.
The statement read, “Preliminary autopsy reports that were completed Tuesday evening, positively identify a young adult male that was found deceased 4 miles southwest of Palisade, Nebraska in Hitchcock County. The body that was found Saturday April 12, 2014 by the Hitchcock County Sheriff’s Office, is that of Austin J. Wright, age 18, who was reported missing by his family on March 9, 2014. No further information will be released at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.”
Wright had last been seen in McCook on Saturday, March 8th.