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Body Of Missing 13 Year Old Is Found in Kern County

UPDATE 11:10 a.m. - The body of Nigel Hardy has been located. The teen apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hardy was found dead Monday night at Crazy Otto’s restaurant in Rosamond, approximately 19 miles away from his family's home in Palmdale, where he was reported missing earlier in the day.

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The Palmdale Sheriff Station is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing 13-year-old boy.

Nigel Hardy was reported missing at approximately 9:15 Monday morning from the 2300 Block of West Avenue N-8 in the City of Palmdale. He is described as a male white approximately 5’7" and 127lbs, with dark brown wavy hair. He was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, dark pants and grey Nike shoes.


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Hardy is despondent over an incident at school which resulted in being temporarily suspended. While searching the young man’s room, his father found an apparent suicide note. It was also discovered the father’s firearm was missing. It is unknown whether or not the young man took the gun. As a precautionary measure the young man’s school was placed on a state of heightened awareness, although the note did not articulate any threat toward the school or any other person.

Anyone with information on Hardy’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Palmdale Sheriff Station at 661-272-2400.

Leon Worden of SCVNews.com contributed to this report.


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