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Jesse Wilson

Updated: Nov 11

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10-year-old Jesse Wilson was reported missing from his Buckeye, Arizona home by his mother, Crystal Wilson. She called the non-emergency line to report that her son seemed to have left out of his bedroom window in the middle of the night like he had several times before, but this time, he hadn’t returned home.


Months of searching the Arizona desert in the middle of summer produced few results. But as the spotlight turned to Crystal Wilson, it appeared that answers about what may have happened to Jesse might be closer to home than investigators initially anticipated.


Jesse Wilson went missing from Buckeye, Arizona, on July 17, 2016, between 9:30 pm and 1:30 am the next morning. Jesse was black, and he had black hair and brown eyes. At that time, he was about 4 feet tall and weighed 60 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black socks, and black shoes. The color of his shorts is unknown. His remains were recovered in March 2018 near Broadway Road and State Route 85 in Buckeye, Arizona. If you have any information about Jesse Wilson, please call the Buckeye Police Department at 623-386-4421.




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