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Body of student found and pulled from pond on Christmas

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A Royal Palm Beach middle school student who was missing since Wednesday was found dead on Christmas Day.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office identified the boy as 14-year-old Vensly Maxime  of Royal Palm Beach. His body was found in a retention pond near near Crestwood Middle School and the Royal Palm Beach recreation center at the intersection of Sparrow Drive and Sweet Bay Lane, the Palm Beach School District said.

The cause of death is still unknown at this time.

He had last been seen in the area of the Royal Palm Beach Recreation Center on Wednesday. Maxime was in the eighth grade at Crestwood Middle School.

According to PBSO there were no obvious signs of any injury or trauma to Maxime. Their investigation continues.