South Charlotte teen found dead days after reported missing

A missing south Charlotte teenager was found dead Friday in Montgomery County after being reported missing Monday, Charlotte- Mecklenburg police say.

A hiker discovered the boy’s body Friday morning in the Uwharrie National Forest.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to the scene, CMPD said. He died from an apparent suicide, according to initial reports by investigators.

Nathan’s father said he sustained a concussion about six weeks ago.

“He has been having severe headaches and depression because of that [concussion]”, John Kocmond said.

Nathan Kocmond, 16, has been missing since Monday evening when he left his house in a 2011 metallic brown Honda CR-V with the license plate PAH-3753. His cellphone was off, police reported. His parents told police that Nathan missed a scheduled Boy Scouts meeting Tuesday evening and that his cell phone had been turned off.

“He’s a leader in his Boy Scout troop”. He never met up with his friends that night and he never went to Boy Scouts. They said that he was recently showing signs of recovery.

“He deleted his social media”.

His parents offered a $5,000 reward for information on their son’s whereabouts.

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