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Theis family pastor says boy had keys to trunk

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The family pastor of a 2-year-old boy who was found dead in a car trunk says the keys were with the boy.

Reverend Rick Van Gundy says the family of Isaiah Theis told him about the keys, but did not want to give more information because of the sensitive situation. Theis went missing on Tuesday night in Polk County, he was found dead in the trunk of a car on Wednesday night. Authorities say the boy likely died of hyperthermia due to the heat.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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