LAKE WALES, Fla. - A team from the Florida Wildlife Commission recovered the sixth and final member of the Bramlage family Friday afternoon after an extensive search.
"We have located the missing young man," Sheriff Grady Judd said. Judd said they believed the body to be that of 13-year-old Boston.
The family was traveling from the Bahamas back to their home in Kansas when the single engine plane went down in a swampy area shortly after noon.
The victims are identified as Ronald Bramlage, 45; his wife, Rebecca Bramlage, 43; and their children Brandon, 15; Boston, 13; Beau, 11; and Roxanne, 3.
The plane is a Pilatus PC-12, and is owned by Roadside Ventures, LLC of Junction City.
The National Transportation Safety Board began it's investigation on Friday.
Senior Air Safety Investigator Tim Monville said there is little to go on at this point.
"We're missing structurally parts of the aircraft. We're missing about six feet of the right wing," Monville said.
The Bramlage family is well known in the Kansas State University community. Ronald and Rebecca Bramlage were both graduates, and Fred Bramlage, Ronald's father, was the lead contributor to the Bramlage Coliseum, a multipurpose arena that is home to the men's and women's basketball teams.
Pieces of the aircraft were strewn over a four-mile area in rough terrain, making the search for Boston difficult.
When asked how important finding Boston was to the search crew, Judd replied that the team searched "as if it was their own child."
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