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UPDATE: Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Found Dead Behind Tallahassee Walmart

A 13-year-old Florida boy who vanished while walking to a store Friday afternoon was found dead late Sunday night.

The body of Darius Swain was found behind a Tallahassee Walmart not far from where he was last seen, his aunt, Dawn Burke, told WTXL.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a Missing Child Alert on Sunday, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

The Tallahassee Police Department has not confirmed the boy’s identity, saying only that they’re conducting a death investigation where a juvenile male was found dead at about midnight.

Family members said Swain, who was visiting his father from Sanford, headed for the Family Dollar at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday but never returned. Search dogs tracked the boy’s sent to a nearby Dunkin’ Donuts, and searches spread out from there.

Investigators ask anyone who may have seen something to please call 850-891-4200. They may also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS.

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[Feature Photo: Darius Swain/Florida Department of Law Enforcement]