The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit conducts a search for a man in the Green River on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO, Sheriff’s Office

The King County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit conducts a search for a man in the Green River on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO, Sheriff’s Office

Teen found in Green River near Auburn is homicide victim | Update

16-year-old boy attended Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines

The King County Sheriff’s Office major crimes unit is investigating the death of a young man whose body was found in the Green River Tuesday afternoon near Auburn as a homicide.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim Thursday as 16-year-old Juan Carlos Con Guzman, and the cause of his death as multiple blunt and sharp force injuries.

Con Guzman had just started his junior year at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines.

According to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ryan Abbott, two fisherman were walking along the bank of the river the morning of Sept. 10 in the 12700 block of Southeast Green Valley Road when they saw a body in the water and called 911. The Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit recovered the body later that afternoon.

Abbott said Con Guzman’s family had filed a missing person report at some point before he was found in the river, though the Sheriff’s Office has not released information as to when that happened or how long he had been in the water.

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