Missing Freeport 14-year-old found dead, school officials confirm
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Maine (WMTW) - The teenager who was reported missing out of Freeport has been found dead, school officials at RSU 5 confirmed.
Last week, Theo Ferrara, 14, went missing from his home in Freeport.
Officials reported a body, which they have not identified, was found near where the 14-year-old was reported missing last week.
Maine Marine Patrol says the body was found in Maquoit Bay just after noon.
RSU 5 Superintendent Jean Skorapa wrote in a letter to families and the community: “Our sincere condolences to Theo’s family and friends. During this time as the school community processes this news and copes with grief, the school district will offer counseling and bereavement support to all students and staff.”
The cafeteria at Freeport High School will remain open for students to gather until 9 p.m.
Crews spent days searching the Freeport area for the teenager, posting flyers and using drones.
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