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Updated: Teens death determined as suicide

Editor's note: Authorities have determined that the cause of death was suicide.

(MSC News)--Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager found Saturday night in rural Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said the male teen was found by a farmer just before 8:30 near an old quarry at Decatur Road and Highway 24.

The teen was pronounced dead when officials arrived.

KSNT-TV reports the teen was found by a car with a gunshot wound.

The teen had been reported missing by a family member around 3:00 Saturday afternoon. He had last been seen around 10:30 Saturday morning.



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