Missing East Los Angeles Teen, 17, Found Dead

EAST LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 17-year-old boy who went missing from his home in East Los Angeles has been found dead, authorities said today.

Christian Medrano had last been seen about 2 p.m. Thursday at his home in the 4700 block of Hammel Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported.

Medrano was described as a 6-feet-tall, 200-pound Latino male with curly brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red sweater, black pants and carrying a blue leather backpack.

The department reported Monday that Medrano had been ```located deceased'' but offered no further details.

The sheriff's department said that the Los Angeles Police Department would be handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the case was asked to call the LAPD's Hollenbeck Division at 323-224-4100, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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