18 March 2024

Missing Riverina teen found dead

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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NSW Police sent out a geo-targeted SMS last week to widen the search as part of their public appeal to find the missing teenager. Photo: SCM Jeans.

The body of a teenager reported missing from the Riverina has been located over the weekend.

The 19-year-old was last seen at Forest Hill, approximately 13 km southeast of Wagga Wagga, at about 4:30 pm on Thursday (14 March).

When he could not be located or contacted, officers from the Riverina Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into his whereabouts.

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NSW Police sent out a geo-targeted SMS around 2:26 pm on Friday to widen the search as part of their public appeal.

Following inquiries, the body of the missing teen was located at 3:45 pm on Saturday (16 March).

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

Police would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

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