Police believe two bodies found near Detroit's City Airport are missing Westland teens

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police sources believe two bodies found Friday morning are those of missing Westland teens Jourdan Bobbish and Jacob Kudla.


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Their bodies were found face down, next to one another, in a field near Lyford Avenue and Gilbo Street, on Detroit's east side. That field is adjacent to Detroit's City Airport.

Positive identification has yet to be made. Both were found with bullets to the head, apparently shot execution style. Sources say the bodies were lying next to each other and were badly decomposed. The condition of the bodies has delayed their identification and they are being sent to the Medical Examiner.

Family members tell 7 Action News they are gathering dental records to help in the identification of the bodies. So far, those family members have not been allowed to see the bodies because of their condition. The family says the medical examiner is conducting autopsies tomorrow and will let them know whether the two bodies are their sons. 

As word of the discovery continues to spread, messages of condolence are being posted to a Facebook group setup to help find the two teens .

17-year-old Jourdan Bobbish and 18-year-old Jacob Kudla disappeared on Sunday night after leaving the home of Kudla's uncle on Detroit's east side. They were driving in a white 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.

The next day, police found two men stripping that car near an apartment building on the city's west side, near Beechwood and Linsdale. The men were arrested. The teens were nowhere to be found.

Police are calling those two men "persons of interest" and say they have been cooperating with the investigation.

A cane that Kudla used for an old injury was found near the car. Kudla's uncle said he gave his nephew something for the pain that night.

Friend Amanda Yancey said Bobbish and Kudla planned to come to her house before they vanished. She said she spoke to Bobbish on the phone at 11:08 p.m. Sunday.

"He answered the phone like normal Jourdan and he never showed up," said Yancey.

Thursday, about 200 people attended a candlelight vigil for the two missing Westland teens.

7 Action News crews are on the scene. Stay with us for more on this breaking story.

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