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Body of Florida teen found in pond by family members

December 26, 2021 GMT

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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, Florida on Saturday by family members who had been searching for him between a middle school and recreation center.

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.