Wamego Teen’s Death Believed To Be Homicide

Jacob Bouck, courtesy of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office.

WESTMORELAND – Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat today released information about the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Jacob Bouck, who was found on the bank of the Kansas River near Wamego on Christmas Eve.

Bouck, a 2017 graduate of Wamego High School, was last seen in Wamego on December 21st.

A forensic autopsy was conducted on Bouck and the medical examiner determined that the death is believed to be a homicide. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Wamego Police Department continue to actively investigate the case.

Anyone who has information on this case is encouraged to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff at (785) 457-3533 or 1-800-KS-CRIME. Tips can be anonymous.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that an unspecified cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Previous articleKDOT announces approved December bids for NW Kansas projects
Next articleUdoka Azubuike To Miss Remainder of 2018-19 Season
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.