Whitko Schools address death of 12-year-old Warsaw boy

Ayden Elijah Adee

UPDATE: We have learned that a missing boy from Warsaw was found dead on Friday.

Officials with Whitko Community Schools sent a letter to parents confirming his death and relaying their condolences.

Whitko sent the following statement Saturday evening, Feb 22nd:


“Yesterday (Friday) we learned that one of our own students, Ayden Adee was found deceased. This is the worst reality any family could experience. This is a profound loss for our Whitko family and we that know many of you are grieving, hurting, and upset. As your students return to school on Monday, we will have mental health professionals, counselors and ministerial staff from within the community ready to support students and staff during this time of tragedy. As we grieve together, let’s lean on one another and depend on each other for support.

Finally, we are encouraging every family to please spend time speaking with your son or daughter about the value of their life, and the lives of others and help them to know it is always ok to reach out and ask for help no matter what they may be experiencing.

Please keep Ayden’s entire family in your thoughts and prayers.”

No further information has been released by police.


WARSAW, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Ayden Elijah Adee, a 12-year-old white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 108 pounds, red hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a black ball cap, black and blue coat, black vest, and blue jeans.

Ayden is missing from Warsaw, Indiana which is 126 miles north of Indianapolis and was last seen on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 9:30 pm. He is believed to be in danger and may require medical assistance.

If you have any information on Aiden Elijah Adee, contact the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office at 574-267-5667 or 911.