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Body of teenager found

Posted on 08 June 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say they have found the body believed to be a 15-year-old Iowa girl who was kidnapped by a registered sex offender while walking home from school.

Officials said early Saturday that a body believed to be that of Kathlynn Shepard was found by fishermen in an Iowa waterway Friday night. The high school freshman has been missing since May 20th. She and a 12-year-old friend were lured into a truck that police say was driven by Michael Klunder. Police said Klunder took the girls from Dayton, Iowa to a hog confinement where he worked.

The 12-year-old escaped. Klunder later committed suicide.

Hundreds of people searched for Kathlynn. Hopes of finding her alive were dampened when testing confirmed that blood found on Klunder’s truck and at the hog building was Kathlynn’s.


4 Comments For This Post

  1. Kevin Peterson on Facebook Says:

    Wow so sad …

  2. Vicki Gibson Schaeffer on Facebook Says:

    Prayers to the family for closure now.

  3. Terry Anderson on Facebook Says:

    Prayers for the family needed.

  4. Ted H. Welch Sr on Facebook Says:

    So sad…. prayers are needed for the family and friends in this final tragic news.

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