Palm Beach Gardens teenager Ryan Rogers was reported missing on Monday evening. After a search, his body was found by the side of a road on Tuesday morning.
Police said on Saturday his death was deemed a homicide. Here’s what we know so far.
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Who is Ryan Rogers?
Ryan Rogers was a 14 year old student at William T. Dwyer High School. The teenager was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Monday night when he left the house on his bicycle. He did not return and was reported missing. Her mother, Cindy Rogers, and other family and friends have asked for help finding Ryan via social media.
Where and when was Ryan Rogers found?
At around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, Ryan and his bike were found near the Central Boulevard sidewalk at the Interstate 95 overpass, according to Palm Beach Gardens police. Police and paramedics were called, but the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
How did the teenager die?
Palm Beach Gardens police on Saturday declared Ryan Rogers’ death a homicide. They did not disclose the cause of death, but said he was not killed in a traffic-related collision. Police say they are awaiting the results of an autopsy conducted by the Palm Beach County medical examiner.
What is the response from the community?
After Ryan’s body was discovered, friends and neighbors organized fundraisers to help the family cover his funeral expenses. A meal train was also organized by the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, where he had played football.
Palm Beach County School District officials confirmed the off-campus death of a Dwyer’s High School student, but did not identify the person in their released statement:
“It is with great sadness that I inform you that we have lost a student and a member of the Dwyer family in a tragic accident. Out of respect and privacy for the family, I do not share the student’s name for the moment.”
The school district has made grief counselors available to Dwyer’s students and staff.
This article originally appeared on the Palm Beach Post: Ryan Rogers: What We Know About Death of Missing Palm Beach Teenager