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Sheriff: Missing Arizona Teen Found Dead in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. - A southern Oregon sheriff's office says the body of an Arizona teenager missing since last week has been found.

The body of 18-year-old Johnathan Croom was found near the spot where his SUV was abandoned in a wooded area near Riddle, Oregon.
    
Douglas County sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson said Johnathan Croom's body was found Monday evening about 1,000 feet from his vehicle. Hutson says the death "is being investigated as a suicide."
    
Hutson did not immediately return a call for additional comment.
    
The teen had talked with his parents about the book "Into the Wild" and told a friend he wanted to run away.

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