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Body found in Miramar as police search for teen

Miramar police searching for a missing teenager discovered a body Tuesday.

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Miramar police searching for a missing teenager discovered a body Tuesday.

Authorities have yet to identify the person found dead, so it is unclear if it is related to the disappearance of 18-year-old Dwight Grant. The Miramar High School student was reported missing Sunday.

The search for Grant led investigators to find blood stains and then a body in the bushes outside an apartment complex.

A death investigation is now underway in the 2200 block of Sherman Circle, near South University and Miramar Boulevard.

“There are several entrances into this apartment complex and it wasn’t until a particular officer that was canvassing the area located a small amount of bloodstains that led him to this body,” said Tania Rues, a Miramar police public information officer.

She said the medical examiner’s office will need to identify the body.

Family and friends of Grant showed up and the scene late Tuesday and expressed concern about the missing teenager. They have been passing out flyers in attempts to find him.

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About the Author:

Andrew Perez is a South Florida native who joined the Local 10 News team in May 2014.