UPDATE: Boy, 14, missing since weekend found buried on Ohio farm

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CARROLLTON, Ohio (NBC) - UPDATE: 04/19/19

Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy reported missing Sunday has been found in a shallow grave on a northeast Ohio farm.

The Carroll County sheriff, prosecutor and coroner didn't provide any details at a news conference Friday afternoon about how Jonathon Minard died, or whether there were suspects in his death. Investigators found his body Friday morning at a Washington Township farm, roughly 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland.

Jonathon was last seen Saturday at a New Harrisburg farm where he helps milk cows at a farm owned by a friend's father. Investigators were told Jonathon complained about a toothache and said he'd call his mother at the friend's house to pick him up.

Sheriff Dale Williams said earlier this week the mother didn't receive a call.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 04/17/19

Authorities in Ohio are now treating the case of a missing teen, who vanished several days ago, as a criminal investigation.

Investigators say Jonathan Minard, 14, was last seen on April 13th.

Minard was at a farm near New Harrisburg this past Saturday when he complained of a toothache and said he was calling his mother to go home. Authorities say his mom never received that call and he hasn't been seen since.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has questioned a person of interest, but no arrests have been made at this time.

Minard is 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a blue hoodie, brown pants and brown boots.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 330-627-2141 immediately.



 
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