Family of 12-year-old who went missing confirms body found on Saturday

Devon Dean Cooley (Courtesy Devon Cooley's family)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A news release from the family of 12-year-old Devon Cooley, who went missing on May 22nd after falling into Gypsum Creek, states his body was recovered on Saturday.

Wichita police told the media on Saturday that an unidentified body had been found but would not give further details.

Devon’s family said they believed the body found was Devon’s and that he was on his “final journey home.”

The family now confirms that the body found has been identified as Devon’s.

In Devon’s honor, two donation collections have been set up; one is the Devon Cooley Memorial Services Fund to fund the cost of a memorial service which the family is planning and the other is for a water safety program to educate and protect other young children in the future.

To make donations to the water safety project and to track its progress go to the family’s memorial site.

For donations to the memorial service go to

The family will release more information on the memorial service to the public once the event has been planned.

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