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Police believe they have found the remains of Kennedy Fitzgerald McLaurin (pictured), the North Carolina teen who may have been abducted by four men earlier this month.
According to NBC 17, police believe they have unearthed remains from McLaurin’s body in the Seven Springs area of North Carolina on Saturday.
The teen was last seen on on September 9th. Reports say that 16-year-old McLaurin was forced in to a late-model 1990s bluish/gray 4-door Oldsmobile by three or four unknown men at the 700 block of Bain Street in the Woodcrest Housing Community.
McLaurin’s mother, Kimberly Best, reported her son missing, after he failed to return home on September 10.
Watch news coverage of McLaurin’s findings here: