UPDATE: The O’Fallon Police Department issued a press release just after 1 p.m. They stated that the body was found by a member of the search party in Peruque Creek, and that the body was recovered. They are not releasing further information until the medical examiner makes a positive identification.
According to the St. Charles County Missouri Scanner Traffic Facebook page, the body of a missing 15-year-old from St. Louis County has been found by police four days after his car was found in O’Fallon.
Samuel Heisel had been missing since September 5. His car was crashed north of O’Fallon on Old Highway 79 at North Main Street.
According to KSDK.com, officers found suicide notes inside the crashed vehicle.
Volunteers and police had been searching the area in the hopes of finding the teen alive.