Missing 13-year-old Sanford boy found dead, report says

Body of Darius Swain found behind Walmart in Tallahassee

Darius Swain (Image: Florida Department of Law Enforcement) (2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A missing 13-year-old Sanford boy was found dead Sunday night in Tallahassee, WTXL-TV reported.

The body of Darius Swain was found behind a Walmart around midnight Sunday, according to the TV station, which cited Swain’s mother and aunt.

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Investigators said Swain was visiting his father and aunt in Tallahassee and never returned home after walking to a nearby store.

Authorities have not said how Swain died but foul play is not suspected, according to officials.

A Florida missing child alert was issued for Swain over the weekend.

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