Deputies say a 17-year-old boy who was reported missing Wednesday was found dead.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in the 15000 block of Rose Grove Drive on Wednesday night when a woman reported her son, a 17-year-old, missing after he left his house.
Deputies were later called back to the home and told the boy could be wanting to harm himself.
The 17-year-old was found dead near his home Friday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. His death is being investigated as a suicide.