Missing Boise Man Jason Van Winkle Found Dead After Last Being Seen on Motorcycle in South Boise

Boise mourns Jason Van Winkle, a beloved resident recently found dead. Jason, owner and business leader at Jump Creek Partners, went missing. He was last seen on his motorcycle in South Boise.

Last Known Whereabouts

Jason Van Winkle was last seen on his motorcycle on Saturday night in South Boise. His wife, Missy Van Winkle, shared the following on Facebook:

“Jason was found. We ask that you send prayers to the family. RIP. We are trying to locate my husband Jason Van Winkle. He has not been seen or heard from since late Saturday night. He was traveling on his bike. It’s a Honda 1800 cruiser, Idaho plates MZH296. Please share and reach out if you have info with either myself or Boise PD. He was last seen at TK bar Gowen Road/Pleasant Valley Road.”

Search Efforts

The Boise Police Department urged the public to assist in the search for Jason. He had been missing since Saturday night, and his family and officers were deeply concerned for his safety, especially after he failed to show up for Father’s Day. Jason was last seen driving westbound on Gowen Road around 11:30 p.m. on June 15.

Jason’s motorcycle, a 2002 black Honda 1800 with saddlebags and license plate ID MZH296, was a key identifier in the search. The police provided a detailed description of Jason: 6 feet tall, 180 lbs, with green eyes and brown hair. They requested anyone with information to contact Ada County dispatch at 208-377-6790.

Community Outreach

The situation drew more attention after being shared on Facebook’s Missing Persons Cases Network group, amplifying the family’s plea. Missy’s post reiterated Jason’s disappearance details, asking the community for help locating him.

Tragic Conclusion

Tragically, the search ended with the confirmation of Jason’s death. The news has left the community in shock and mourning. Jason made many contributions to the local business environment through Jump Creek Partners. His active presence in the community will be sorely missed.

Remembering Jason Van Winkle

Jason Van Winkle, originally from Melba, Idaho, was a beloved figure in both his professional and personal circles. He lived in Boise with his wife, Missy Van Winkle, who recently released a heartfelt statement on Facebook. The family has requested prayers and privacy as they navigate this difficult time.

The community rallies around Missy and the Van Winkle family. They are reminded of life’s fragility and the need to come together in crises.

Honoring Jason’s Memory

To honor Jason’s memory, his family suggests donating to local charities supporting missing persons and their families, providing aid and hope to others. Jason’s legacy will live on through his community impact and shared love.

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