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Missing Marissa teen found dead

(National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
Christopher Harthorne

By St. Louis Public Radio

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.


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