Body of missing teen found in SE Minnesota

  • Associated Press
  • March 21, 2014 - 9:09 PM

BYRON, Minn. — Authorities in southeastern Minnesota say the body of a teenager missing for two months has been found.

Searchers on Thursday found the body of 15-year-old Noah Graddy of Byron on railroad property between Kasson and Byron.

Dodge County Sheriff Jim Jensen says dental records confirmed the body is Graddy's.

An autopsy found no trauma to the body. Jensen said in a statement that authorities are confident the teen did not die from "homicidal violence."

Graddy's parents reported him missing. He was last seen on Jan. 21 at a home in Kasson.

KTTC-TV ( ) reports Graddy's family issued a statement thanking everyone for their support and asking for privacy.

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