Missing boy Harley Dilly found dead in chimney
(CNN) — Almost a month after Harley Dilly disappeared on his way to school, police believe the Ohio boy’s body has been found in a chimney.
Harley Dilly, a 14-year-old boy who disappeared on his way to school. “This is not the outcome anyone wanted, but … we have some closure for the family,” Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said Tuesday.
He said the death appears to be an accident.
Harley, 14, was last seen December 20 as he left for school between 6 and 7 a.m., police said.
At least 75 law enforcement agencies had scoured more than 150 acres with helicopters, trained dogs and search-and-rescue teams, Port Clinton police said.
During another sweep of the area Monday, authorities zeroed in on a vacant summer home that was undergoing renovation.
“Harley’s coat and glasses were discovered on the second floor of the house next to a brick chimney,” Hickman said. “We were then able to discover what we believe to be Harley, who was caught in the chimney.”
“It appears Harley climbed an antenna tower to the roof and entered a chimney,” the chief said. “… The chimney was blocked between the second and first floor, which trapped Harley.”
An autopsy was being performed Tuesday to confirm the identity and determine the cause of death.
It was not clear why the boy may have tried to enter the chimney.
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Source:: The Mercury News – Nation, World