HOUSTON -- The body of a missing 14-year-old boy was found behind a northwest side Catholic church and school Wednesday morning.
The school grounds keeper saw the teen near some bleachers and thought he was asleep. After cleaning up grafitti the teen apparently left on the school, the grounds keeper went to check on him again and realized he was dead. He called police.
Police responded to St. Jerome's Church in the 8800 block of Kempwood west of Bingle Road around 10 a.m.
Police say the teen was a runaway reported missing on Tuesday.
Family members identified him as Mike Deflin. He was a student at Northbrook High School.
Alcohol poisoning may have been a factor in his death, investigators tell KHOU 11. Several empty beer cans and spray paint cans were found at the scene.
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