18-year-old’s body found in southwest Nebraska

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TRENTON, Neb. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a missing 18-year-old man whose body was found in southwest Nebraska.

The Hitchcock County Sheriff Bryan Leggott said in a website posting that preliminary autopsy results have helped identify the body as that of Austin Wright. The body was found Saturday about four miles southwest of Palisade.

Wright had been reported missing by his family and was last seen in McCook on March 8.

The sheriff declined to release any other information.

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