Teen Arrested After Missing Teen Found Dead In Loxahatchee
17-Year-Old Emmanuel “Manny” Castaneda Found Dead In Loxahatchee
PBSO arrested a 17-year-old and charged him with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Emmanuel “Manny” Castaneda. Castaneda’s body was found in the Acreage on Wednesday evening.
PBSO says the juvenile suspect is being charged with 1st-degree murder and armed carjacking. The juvenile is in the custody of the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC).
The PBC Medical Examiner’s Office has officially ruled Emmanuel’s death as a homicide by a gunshot wound.
Originally reported by Boca Post
LOXAHATCHEE, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO confirms the body of 17-year-old Emmanuel Castaneda was found near 120th Ave and 75th Ln in Loxahatchee on Wednesday afternoon.
Detectives from the violent crimes division found the teenager’s body after investigating the teen’s disappearance. Sources tell Boca Post that a ping from the boy’s cell phone is what led detectives to the area.
The boy’s mother says he went missing on Saturday night and she filed a report with PBSO. The mother says that he went out with a friend who she describes as a “bad influence”. She also said he was around the Delray Beach area but noted his phone last pinged a cell phone tower on Northlake in the Acerage / Loxahatchee area.
PBSO is still at the scene where Castaneda’s body was found as they continue the homicide investigation.