Body of Missing Clifton Heights Teen ID’d

Beaver Falls Police confirm that the body found in Beaver River is Devon Minor.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Friday, May 6, 2011  |  Updated 11:58 AM EDT
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Body of Missing Clifton Heights Teen ID’d

Devon Minor, 18, was last seen in January.

Almost five months after he was reported missing, police confirm that the body found Thursday in Beaver River is that of 18-year-old Devon Minor.

The Clifton Heights teen was a student at Geneva College when he went missing on January 20, shortly after posting on Facebook that he had a problem and nobody could help him.

Minor’s roommates alerted police two days after he was last seen in a dining hall at the private, Christian school about 30 miles from Pittsburgh.

The Delaware County Daily Times reports that the body of the teen was pulled from the river around 7:30 a.m. and that his college identification card was found in his pocket.

President of Geneva College, Ken Smith, released the following statement to the community, according to The Daily Times:

“We are deeply saddened by Devon’s passing. This is a painful time for Devon’s family, friends, our community and so many others…As we mourn the loss of Devon, we pray for a comfort and peace that only the Lord can provide.”

An autopsy revealed that Minor’s cause of death was drowning and that his death has been ruled a suicide, reports the paper.
 

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