Body Found in Pennypack Creek May be Missing Teen Boy

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    Philadelphia Police to release the name of the victim found in the Pennypack Creek. (Published Sunday, Jul 20, 2014)

    Investigators are trying to identify a body that was found in the Pennypack Creek Sunday afternoon.

    Fire officials discovered the dead body around 12:30 p.m. in the creek at Rhawn Street and Cresco Avenue. Crews pulled the person out of the water.

    While officials have not yet identified the body, family members claim the victim is 15-year-old Steven Salazar(pictured below) of the Oxford Circle section of the city.

    On July 14 around 6:05 p.m., Salazar went missing from his home on the 2100 block of Magee Street. Family members say Salazar may have frequented the area of 2700 Axe Factory Road in Pennypack Park.

    Detectives say they are waiting on the Medical Examiner to officially identify the body.

    This story is developing. Stay with NBC10.com for updates.