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Police confirm they've found body believed to be that of missing Ohio boy, no foul play suspected

Posted: 9:39 AM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 12:22:43-05
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Police in Port Clinton, Ohio confirmed Tuesday morning that they had located the body that they believe is that of 14-year-old Harley Dilly who has been missing since Dec. 20.

Police said they found the body stuck in a chimney in an empty house near Harley's home at about 4 p.m. Friday. They added that Harley's jacket and glasses were found in a second-floor room in the house.

Police suspect that Harley climbed a nearby antenna tower and onto the roof of the empty house. They believe he squeezed himself into a 9-inch by 13-inch chimney and got stuck.

Police say they are investigating the incident as an accident, and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy is being conducted today.