Body of missing teenager found in chimney of vacant home

Authorities said Harley Dilly, 14, climbed an antenna tower and tried going down the chimney of the home in his Ohio town
1:14 | 01/15/20

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discovery in the search for a missing son in Ohio. Police finding the body of a 14-year-old boy trapped inside the chimney of the home right across the street. Here's Alex Perez. Reporter: Tonight, a tragic outcome for this Ohio community that spent weeks looking for 14-year-old Harley dilly. I promised myself not to break down today. Reporter: Emotional, investigators announcing they discovered the teenager's remains inside the 9 by 13-inch chimney of this vacant home across the street from where dilly lived. Authorities say he climbed this antenna tower and tried going down the chimney. The chimney was blocked between the second and first floor, which trapped Harley. Reporter: Dilly disappeared from port Clinton, Ohio, back on December 20th. This surveillance image of him crossing the street was the last time he was seen. Authorities had actually searched the outside of that vacant home, where his body was discovered, several times before, but because there were no signs of forced entry, they had not gone inside until Monday evening, when they decided to take a closer look. It's not the outcome we wanted. Reporter: David, it's unclear why the boy entered the chimney, but authorities say they believe this was accidental and they do not suspect foul play. David? All right, just awful. Alex, thank you.

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