Teen boy who left home after fight with parents found dead in wooded area

Police in Virginia have confirmed that human remains discovered in a wooded area Tuesday belong to a 16-year-old boy who vanished from his Nokesville home on May 2.

Detectives with Prince William County Police along with the FBI located Palmer Curtis Marsh’s decomposed remains in the same city where the teen disappeared, according to Potomac Local. Officials don’t suspect foul play was involved in his death.

According to WRC, Palmer left his home on May 2 following a disagreement with one of his parents. He was reported missing on May 4.

Because Palmer left on his own accord, Potomac Local reported that police didn’t initially consider him missing or endangered. However, they did organize search teams to locate the teen.

Police classified Palmer as endangered weeks after his disappearance. From there, they conducted several ground and aerial searches in hopes of locating the missing teen.

Authorities are awaiting the medical examiner’s final autopsy results to announce Palmer’s the cause and manner of death.


[Featured image: Palmer Curtis Marsh/Prince William County Police]