Body discovered in Vero Beach matches description of missing teen

Body discovered in Vero Beach matches description of missing teen

VERO BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A beach visitor found a body Monday morning at Jaycee Park beach near Ocean Drive, according to the Vero Beach Police Department.

The body was found in an area just south of where 17-year-old Jonathan Threewitts disappeared Saturday, police said.

An officer went into the water and retrieved the body, according to Vero Beach Police Chief David Currey.

The police department says the body matches the description of Threewitts.

He had been swimming with several others in an unguarded part of Jaycee Park beach when he disappeared, police said.

The identity of the body will officially be confirmed through through DNA or fingerprints, police said.

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