KENT, WA. (THECOUNT) — Law enforcement sources confirmed to Q13 News on Tuesday that investigators found the body of a Kent man who went missing after his truck was stolen with him inside.

Jered Sperling was located shot to death around an apartment complex in Kent, according to police. His stolen truck was also recovered.


A suspect is still on the run.

On Tuesday, Cynthia Sperling took to Facebook to plead for information in helping locate her husband who went missing after getting carjacked in Kent Monday night.

Sperling, 38, has been missing since Monday night after someone stole his truck while he was in it, while visiting East Hill Storage facility, located at, 10625 SE 240th St., in Kent, WA, according to the Kent Police Department.

Police said the carjacking happened just after 8 p.m. while Sperling was stopped at the gate of the storage facility. The suspect got in Sperling’s truck while he was still within the truck, police said.

Investigators said they will release information on a possible suspect shortly, reports QFox13.

The Washington State license plate number of the truck is C57032L. It’s a white, 2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck.

Cynthia Sperling via Facebook:

PLEASE HELP!!! Last night around 8:00 PM in Kent, WA my husband Jered Sperling’s truck (2013 GMC Denali license plate# C57032L) was stolen and he jumped into the back trying to stop it. He has not been seen or heard from since. Please share, please help me find him!

Kent Police are asking anyone with information to call 911, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Kent Police tip line 253-856-5808.


Geo quick facts: Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state. Kent is in the heart of the Seattle–Tacoma metropolitan area, located 19 miles south of Seattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma – Wikipedia.