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.