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Body Of 15-Year-Old Boy Found In Chesterfield Township

Police found his body in a wooded area near Hickey Road and east of Gratiot

June 09, 2018 - 10:45 pm
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CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP (WWJ) -- The body of a missing teenager has been found after a long search.

Nathaniel Bishop had been missing for more than two weeks, and police found his body in a wooded area near Hickey Road and east of Gratiot shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday, following a search of many places the boy frequented.

He left his family's home on his bike in the 5200 block of Van Buren, near 24 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, and he had not been seen since. 

Police Chief Bradley Kersten said during the search that Bishop's disappearance was particularly concerning because there had been no cell phone activity since he was last seen.

“15-year-olds don’t just disappear without a trace," Kersten said. "At least not with people or friends talking about it or discussing it. We’ve had none of that activity at all, so this is concerning.”

While the investigation is still ongoing, police said foul play is not suspected.