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Funeral Wednesday for toddler found dead in trunk

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POLK COUNTY (WKOW) – A toddler whose disappearance in Polk County stemmed many search parties looking for him will be memorialized in a public visitation on Tuesday.

The body of 2-year-old Isaiah Theis was found in the trunk of a car last week on his family's property near Centuria.

A visitation on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Trollhaugen Ski Resort in Dresser will be open to the public.  A private funeral is scheduled Wednesday morning at Alliance Church of the Valley in St. Croix Falls.

According to the Star Tribune, the family's pastor, Rev. Rick Van Gundy, says that the boy likely climbed into the car trunk himself after grabbing the keys.

A preliminary autopsy shows the toddler died from hyperthermia.

 

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