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Missing Teen’s Body Found in Mississippi Sound

BILOXI, Miss. – The body of a 16-year old, who went missing during a trip to Ship Island Sunday, has been located.

The Coast Guard said Wednesday that a charter boat captain discovered the body of Omar Gonzalez Wednesday around 10 a.m. about 1.5 miles from the area he and a 17-year-old friend were looking for crabs.

“This was not the outcome we wanted,” said Keith Davis, Chief of Marine Patrol.  “But we are glad that we could bring closure to Omar’s family.”

Investigators had earlier said Gonzalez and the second teen got caught in the currents Sunday afternoon.  His friend was found later that evening clinging to a buoy.

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