JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY. (THECOUNT) — The body of missing Louisville teen, Jacob Stover, has been recovered Monday.

Stover, 16, went missing while kayaking Jan. 10 in the area of Cox Park.


Stover’s body was recovered on the Indiana side of the Ohio River near the Newburgh Dam by Reed on Monday.

An autopsy will be conducted on the teen on Wednesday.

Stover’s family posted, in part, the following message to the Facebook:

“We are overcome with the grief of losing our son. We are grateful to have resolution in this search made possible by the tremendous support from the community and heroic volunteer efforts during the past two agonizing months.

“While hope remained in our hearts that we might find Jake alive, as the days continued, our prayers and efforts turned to recovering our son. While the sadness is overwhelming, we are profoundly grateful for the support of our extended family and friends, our co-workers and the strangers we never had the chance to meet.”


Geo quick facts: Jefferson County is a county located in the north central portion of the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 741,096. It is the most populous county in the commonwealth – Wikipedia.