The Sedalia Police Department issued the following statement on Wednesday morning:

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, the Sedalia Police Department was notified that 16-year-old Jacob Howe of Sedalia had been transported by private vehicle from the 700 block of North Grand to Bothwell Regional Health Center and was deceased.

The Sedalia Police Department is conducting further investigation into the circumstances and cause of death.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to call Detective Travis St. Cyr at (660) 827-7823 ext. 1212.

Randy Kirby