Body of missing Cedartown teen found in Polk County

February 13th, 2021 – 3:20 PM

Polk Today –

(Via Polk Today) Law enforcement officials have reported that the body of missing 17-year-old Jesus Betancourt-Torres was located Saturday afternoon.

Officials say there are no apparent signs of foul play, but an investigation continues.

The body was located in an area outside of the City Limits, and both the Cedartown Police Department and the Polk County Police Department are handling the case.

Betancourt-Torres was found after an organized search party assembled early Saturday morning.

The searchers were made up of local residents, church members, law enforcement  and fire department officials.

The high school senior had been missing since Monday, Feb. 8, from the 5th Street area of Cedartown.

Police Chief Kenny Dodd said additional information will be forthcoming following the conclusion of a death investigation.

Following the announcement of the latest death impacting the Cedartown High School family, Polk School District Superintendent Laurie Atkins provided the following statement:

“Words fail to express how saddened we are to hear the news about Jesus’ passing. Please keep his family, friends, and the entire CHS students and employees in your prayers,” she said.

*You can read more on this on Polk Today’s Article linked HERE.

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