One teen arrested and another found dead

BEDFORD – A Bedford teen was arrested Monday and another was found dead.

Bedford Police arrested a 16-year-old male on charges of failing to report a dead body within three hours of discovery, theft of a firearm, and runaway.

According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, officers received information that two juvenile brothers, ages 16 and 17, had run away from home in the 1110 block of 25th Street.

“While taking that report another family member reported that a vehicle had been stolen,” said Chief Moore. “However, that was later determined to not be true and the vehicle was in an impound lot after being towed last week.”

A few hours later around 6:30 p.m. officers received additional information that two guns had possibly been taken from the juvenile’s home. One of those guns was later located. 

“During this process, we made a post on our Facebook page and received information that the 16-year-old was staying at a residence in the county,” said Chief Moore.

Officers responded to a home in the 130 block of Rawlins Mill Road where they located the 16-year-old male and one of the stolen guns.

The juvenile was transported to the Bedford Police Department and his parents were notified.

“The 16-year-old male gave us additional information that helped us locate his 17-year-old brother,” added Chief Moore. “At the end of the interview, probation requested the 16-year-old be taken to juvenile detention.”

At approximately 1:00 a.m Tuesday morning, officers searched a wooded area in town and located the body of the 17-year-old missing teen.

“This case is still under investigation but we have no reason to believe of any suspicious criminal activity,” said Chief Moore.