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UPDATE: Moe Sed's family responds to his death

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The family of Moe Sed is grieving the loss of their son after his body was pulled from the Cedar river on Sunday. In a statement sent to KWWL, Sed's family had this to say: 

"Our family is not sure what to say as we grieve the loss of our son. We are thankful for the support of the police and sheriff's departments and the entire Cedar Valley community for the many ways everyone came together to support our family during this difficult time. We thank you for your thoughts and prayers and encourage you to continue to share the kindness that you extended to us with one another. A funeral is being planned and we thank you for your continued support; a memorial fund for Moe Sed is being established as well. Thank you for your support, thoughts, and prayers."

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The body found in the Cedar River near Gilbertville on Sunday has been identified as missing Waterloo West student Moe Sed.

Waterloo police say the State Medical Examiner was able to positively identify the body.

Sed was last seen near his home on October 22nd. 

The cause of death has not been determined.

STATEMENT FROM WATERLOO SCHOOL DISTRICT:

It is with a heavy heart we share the tragic news that Moe Sed has passed away. The West High junior’s body was found in the Cedar River over the weekend as confirmed by an autopsy. The family has so appreciated the support from so many in the district and community from the time he was first reported missing until now. Our district is working with the family and refugee agencies to continue to offer our support. Counseling will be available for students or staff who need it. In addition, school interpreters are aware and will offer assistance. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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