Body of Teen Found in Oregon Wilderness

8-25 Johnathan CroomThe body of an Arizona teen who vanished last week was found around 6:30 Monday evening. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office ruled the investigation a suicide after it was determined Jonathan Croom hung himself from a tree just 1000 feet away from where his green SUV was located.

Officials at this point have closed the investigation and handed the case over to the medical examiner’s office.

Croom’s vehicle was found Wednesday on Yokum Road outside of Riddle. Investigators found a number of items in the car including cash and a survival guide.

Jonathan’s father David Croom says his son may have been suffering from a broken heart and says at some point his son had stated that if he disappeared he would doubt anyone would notice.


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  1. Ed says:

    How sad

  2. Katherine says:

    Why would you take a survival guide with you if you planned to kill yourself?

  3. Margo says:

    Feel so badly for his parents, we prayed for a happy ending, now we pray for his parents peace.

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