SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — A missing 15-year-old teen was found dead on Friday, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said.
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In a news release, deputies said officers searched North Wall Street in Bushnell, the last area where Jontae Haywood had been seen.
Investigators said Haywood, a student at Sumter Prep Academy, was reported missing early Friday morning.
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During the search for Haywood, investigators said they believed that Haywood “may have suffered a gunshot wound” and that his death is being investigated as a homicide.
The sheriff’s office said this is an isolated incident and there is no active threat.
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Sumter County deputies are still investigating this incident.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 352-793-2621 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
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