Sheriff: Missing Arizona teen found dead in Oregon

By By NIGEL DUARA

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon sheriff's office says the body of an Arizona teenager missing since last week has been found near the spot where his SUV was abandoned in a wooded area.

Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said in a statement that 18-year-old Johnathan Croom's body was found Monday evening about 1,000 feet from his vehicle. Hutson says the death "is being investigated as a suicide."

Hutson did not immediately return a call for additional comment.

The teen had talked with his parents about the book "Into the Wild" and told a friend he wanted to run away.

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