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Florida teen’s body found in pond by family members

The body of the 14-year-old boy was found in a retention pond in Royal Palm Beach on Saturday by family members who had been searching for him.
The body of a Florida middle school student was found by family members in a retention pond on Christmas Day, several days after he was reported missing.
The body of a Florida middle school student was found by family members in a retention pond on Christmas Day, several days after he was reported missing.
Published Dec. 26, 2021|Updated Dec. 26, 2021

ROYAL PALM BEACH — The body of a Florida middle school student was found by family members in a retention pond on Christmas Day, several days after he was reported missing, authorities said.

The body of the 14-year-old boy was found in a retention pond in Royal Palm Beach on Saturday by family members who had been searching for him between a middle school and recreation center.

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There didn’t appear to be any signs of trauma or injury on the boy’s body, according to a news release from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. The boy was last seen on Wednesday around the recreation center. The county’s school district police put out a missing person alert after he didn’t come home.

The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for further evaluation.

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