Body of teenager found in Hangman Valley area

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Spokane Police say officers found the body of a teenage boy in the Hangman Valley area early Wednesday morning. 

Officer Ben Green would not give an exact location where the body was found, but did say family reported the boy missing earlier in the day. Officers would not officially identify the young man, but according to The Spokesman Review, who cited SPD, it appears he committed suicide. 

In a post on social media asking for help finding her son, the boy's mother said he was 16 and hadn't been heard from since he left for his run. Early Wednesday morning, the mother posted an update saying the boy's phone had been found by pinging its location. The young man's body was found a short time later at the bottom of a bluff. 

Major crimes detectives are investigating. 

If you have any information, you are being asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233. 

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