O’Fallon, MO (KTRS) The body of a missing Brentwood teen has been found in St. Charles County.
Police say a body was discovered Saturday morning in Peruque Creek in O’Fallon. Police said they would not release details until the medical examiner made a positive identification, but the family of 15-year-old Samuel L. Heisel put out a statement afternoon saying he was the one who was found dead.
The Heisel Family Released The Following Statement:
With excruciating pain in our hearts, we share that Sam was found dead today in O’Fallon, Missouri.
Since Sam went missing last Tuesday, we have held out hope for his safe return. Hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement from throughout the region have supported the search. It was extensive. We all were determined. The outpouring of concern and support has been incredible. We thank everyone who has volunteered, reached out, prayed with us and prayed for Sam. Sam was a vibrant, loving, funny, smart 15-year old. He lit up the room with his smile. There are no words to capture how sorely we will miss him.
We ask for time and privacy as we turn from the search to grieving. Our hearts are broken. But, through the memory of Sam and with the love and support of our friends, families and the many, many others who have been there with us throughout … we will get through.