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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled a teen, whose body was found in a wooded area near his home, was murdered.

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On Sunday, June 28th, the family of 17-year old Jose Santos Amaya Guardado reported him missing to the police.

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On Wednesday July 1st, Guardado’s brother found what appeared to be a partially buried body in a wooded area 111th Avenue and SW 173rd Street and called police.

Police were able to make a positive ID and confirmed that it was the missing teen. Guardado’s body was taken to the ME’s office which determined he died of trauma.

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Police are now looking for witnesses so they can piece together what led to Guardado’s death.