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Body of missing teen found, investigation opened

FALZERANO_250Search officials in Sitka confirm that the body of 19 year old Scotty Falzerano Jr. was located this morning at about 9:25 AM, near the Indian River Trail. Search dogs late yesterday (Thu 11-14-13) alerted to the possible presence of a body; teams returned to the primary area of search this morning and located Falzerano in about 20 minutes, according to SAR captain Don Kluting.

Many of Falzerano’s family had traveled to Sitka to aid in the search, which has been underway since Tuesday. Shortly after 1 PM this afternoon, Sitka police confirmed that Falzerano appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot would.

Raven News will have more details tonight at 5:19 PM.

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