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Vulnerable 13-year-old found dead after missing from Vail area

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Pima County Sheriff's Department
Ethan Ardrey

TUCSON (KVOA) - A vulnerable 13-year-old who was reported missing Tuesday morning was found dead.

According to Pima County Sheriff's Department, Ethan Ardrey was reported missing Tuesday after he was last seen at 11:50 a.m. near the 13,000 block of Coyote Well Drive in Vail, Ariz.

PCSD described the 13-year-old as a five-foot, three-inch tall male with brown eyes and brown hair.

Officials said he was last seen traveling on foot in an unknown direction wearing jeans, cowboy boots and a blue shirt.

After an extended search, PCSD located the 13-year-old. The department said he was found deceased.

Details surrounding Ardrey's death have not yet been released.

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