Missing teen's body found in woods of Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. - Polk County Sheriff deputies found the body of a missing 19 year old Saturday evening.

Deputies had been looking for Kodi Matthews, 19, since New Year's Day. His family had reported him missing after several failed attempts to reach him which was uncharacteristic of Matthews.

His body was later found in a wooded area near Fish Hatchery Road.

Detectives are investigating the scene while an autopsy is performed to determine what killed Matthews.

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