Missing Brentwood teen’s body is found

According to Fox 2 News on Saturday morning, St. Charles County reported that first responders have recovered the body of Sam Heisel, the Brentwood teen reported missing on Tuesday. Heisel’s body was found in a northern part of the city of O’Fallon, MO.

A family spokesperson confirmed that the scheduled search for Saturday morning has been discontinued. She can not give any other information at this time.

Fox 2 reported that Brentwood High School has cancelled a school volleyball tournament citing the tragedy.

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  1. Sam Heisel The memorial service for Sam will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th, at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117.

    The service will be immediately followed by food, drink, and more personal remembrances of Sam’s life, also at the Ethical Society.


    With excruciating pain in our hearts, we share that Sam was found dead today in O’Fallon, Missouri.

    Since Sam went missing last Tuesday, we have held out hope for his safe return. Hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement from throughout the region have supported the search. It was extensive. We all were determined. The outpouring of concern and support has been incredible. We thank everyone who has volunteered, reached out, prayed with us and prayed for Sam. Sam was a vibrant, loving, funny, smart 15-year old. He lit up the room with his smile. There are no words to capture how sorely we will miss him.

    We ask for time and privacy as we turn from the search to grieving. Our hearts are broken. But, through the memory of Sam and with the love and support of our friends, families and the many, many others who have been there with us throughout … we will get through.

    Jill Friedman, friend of family
    (314) 504-7012