St. Louis Public Radio News
10:42 am
Tue September 21, 2010

Missing Marissa teen found dead

Marissa, Ill – A Marissa, Illinois teen missing since Saturday has been found dead.

According to the St. Clair County sheriff's office, a farmer found the partially clad body of 15-year-old Christopher Harthorne on his property. The teen's clothes were located nearby. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, but police do not suspect foul play.

Christopher had a habit of running away, but his parents told police he had never disappeared for so long. The teen took daily medication for bipolar disorder.