UPDATE: Palm Beach Gardens police say 14-year-old Ryan Rogers was murdered.
His body was found near the I-95 overpass in Palm Beach Gardens Tuesday morning and was incorrectly assumed to be a hit-and-run victim.
Saturday the medical examiner ruled Roger’s death a homicide, police said Saturday.
Palm Beach Gardens police did not disclose how Ryan Rogers died, but said Saturday he was not killed by a passing car as originally thought. Police say they are awaiting findings from an autopsy conducted by the Palm Beach County Medical Examiner.
“We can say with almost absolute certainty that this was not a hit-and-run incident,” Palm Beach Gardens Police Maj. Paul Rogers said.
Rogers declined to give any further details, such as the approximate time the boy died, because “it’s a critical piece of the investigation.” He added that he couldn’t be too specific until the police have a suspect in custody.
The body of a missing 14 year old boy was discovered Tuesday morning near the I-95 overpass at Central Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens.
He has been identified by Palm Beach Gardens police as 14 year old Ryan Rogers who went missing after leaving his home for a bike ride Monday night.
Police presence in the area remains heavy as the investigation into the Dwyer High School student’s death continues.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers or the Palm Beach Gardens PD at 561-799-4445
This is a developing story.