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Missing Teen Found Murdered in Miami-Dade

A family is mourning the death of a South Florida teen who they say was found murdered days after he was reported missing.

A few hours after getting dropped off at Homestead Job Corp Center on June 28th, Jose Guardado called his mom and asked for permission to leave campus and buy a snack. That's the last time Lucia Guardado spoke to her son.

The family searched day and night for the 17-year-old and it wasn't until Wednesday, three days later, that Guardado's brother made a deadly discovery. The victim's brother found the body in a wooded area near the Homestead Job Corps Center and said he knew it was Jose because of his socks.

"I start digging and digging and I see two foots facing down," Fredis Amaya said.

Guardado's family also saw burnt wood covering the buried body. They are unsure who could've killed their loved one in such a gruesome manner, but they are begging for answers.

"The only thing I wish is that they get those persons because that's not fair for my little brother that they killed him that way," Amaya said.

Miami-Dade Police are investigating the death and have only confirmed that a body was found in the area.

The family has set up a Go Fund Me page for financial help here.

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