Body of missing Altoona, Iowa man found

ALTOONA, Iowa-   A search team found the body of 50-year-old Kenny Wade of Altoona today (Tuesday) near the Gay Lea Wilson Trail.   Foul play is not suspected in his death.

Friends of the family posted the following message on a Facebook page, devoted to the search:

On behalf of the Wade Family, thank you so much to this community of people who helped put out flyers, searched and spread the word on Kenny’s story! This is a devastating time and not what any of us expected. Please understand that we are all grieving this loss and trying to fit pieces into a puzzle we will never have all the pieces to. Thank you so much for time and kindness. We ask that you give the family time and space to grasp all this and plan for what’s next.


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ALTOONA, Iowa-  A  search continues for an Altoona man, missing since Wednesday, August 29th.

The "Searching for Kenny Wade" Facebook page states Wade was last thought to have been on the Gay Lea Wilson Trail, between Pleasant Hill and Altoona on the afternoon of the 29th, between 12-2 p.m.

Friends say Wade was on foot, and does not have his cell phone.   

Wade is white, 50-years old, 5'-10" and weighs about 165-pounds.   He has brown eyes and dark brown & grey hair, believed to be wearing a short sleeve shirt and jeans.  

Anyone who knows of Wade's whereabouts is asked to contact the Altoona Police Department at 515-967-5132.

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