Police have determined that the body of the missing 13-year-old Jayden Robker was discovered in Gladstone lake two days after it was found.
When the family spoke with officials on Friday, they expressed their concern that this would happen.
In front of the house Robker once lived in is now a memorial.
He was a tremendously aspirational young man. His passions included skating, Pokémon, and video games, according to Jayden’s mother, Heather Robker.
The community had worked together to discover the teen for the past month. Jayden was last seen alive on February 2, when this all began.
His family organized a gathering and sent out search teams in the following weeks to try to locate him. The FBI offered a $5,000 reward for information on his disappearance on March 8.
The same day, the KC Crime Commission revealed they would increase the reward by $2,000, bringing it to $7,000.
FOX4 News Kansas City also covered the news on Twitter:
The mother of Jayden Robker, Heather Robker, speaks out after her son's body was found in Gladstone. https://t.co/NHAsLUM0eu
— FOX4 News Kansas City (@fox4kc) March 13, 2023
Where Was The Jayden Robker’s Body Found?
Authorities from the state and the federal government discovered Jayden Robker’s body in Gladstone lake on March 10. Police successfully recognized Robker’s body on March 12.
I want the whole world to know that my husband and I miss our baby right now, Robker added.
Police currently claim that there is no evident proof of foul play based on the autopsy.
In addition to his two parents, Robker also leaves behind five younger siblings. According to his mother, she merely tries to maintain her strength in the face of such sorrow.
“I am aware that he is in a better place, and I hope that he can find the tranquility he requires. It is sad. My son is missed,” Robker added.
Robker claimed her kid was still carrying his wallet and his favorite item—Pokémon cards—in his pocket when he was discovered.
“I’ve cried, like myself to sleep. I don’t know what to think, I don’t know how to feel, I’m just numb. I don’t know what to do. Trying to get up and knowing my son is gone, it’s the worst feeling in the world. My world has basically turned upside down.”
If you’d like to pay tribute to Jayden, his family suggested leaving flowers at the entrance to the mobile homes at Lakeview Terrace.
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