BULLHEAD CITY–The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that the tragic death of 8-year-old Jeremy Duncan was an accident.
“The cause of death was drowning and it was accidental,” said the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office by phone Thursday.
Jeremy Duncan went missing last Saturday from his home in the 500 block of Silver Lane. He was captured on surveillance video running down the street in the 2000 block of White Sands Drive around 9 a.m.
Hundreds of volunteers aided in the search of Jeremy for nearly 24 hours. They combed the lower part of Bullhead City in pairs hoping to bring Jeremy home safely.
On Sunday, June 3, a boy’s body was found by kayakers submerged in the Colorado River just south of Rotary Park, only blocks away from his home.
Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson told the volunteers gathered Sunday in the council chambers of the finding.
Later, the body was confirmed as Jeremy Duncan’s.
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night at Rotary Park. Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady and Pastor Allen Cates were in attendance. Another candlelight vigil was held in Kingman on Monday night.
Services have not yet been announced.
The case remains under investigation with the Bullhead City Police Department.