UPDATE: Missing South Dakota teen found deceased

March 13, 2024

MILLER, S.D.–After multiple days of searching, 17-year-old Wyatt Rowland has been found deceased.

Hand County Sheriff Shane Croeni gave an update at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Fire Hall in Miller.

The sheriff says Rowland and his pickup were found separately in a small body of water north of Miller.

Around 9 p.m. Monday night, Department of Criminal Investigations phone analysts were able to track Wyatt’s cell phone to a small body of water on a piece of property on the southwest corner of South Dakota Highway 45 and 191st Street.

Tire tracks leading into the body of water matched the vehicle authorities were looking for.

Divers began searching for Wyatt’s pickup, which was located, but Wyatt was not in it.

Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wyatt’s body was located.