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.