KING COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities have identified the body pulled from the Green River earlier this week as a 16-year-old boy.
The King County Sheriff's Office says Juan Carlos Con Guzman's body was found in the river Tuesday along Auburn Black Diamond Road near Big Soos Creek.
The sheriff's office is investigating his death as a homicide and says he died on the same day his body was found in the river.
No information on a suspect was available.
Guzman was a student at Mount Rainier High School, according to the Highline School District, which released this statement:
"We are deeply saddened by the death of our student, Juan Carlos Con Guzman. Our hearts break for his family and all those who cared about Juan Carlos, including our staff members who taught and supported him.
"Juan Carlos is described by his principal as well-known and well-liked by staff and students at Mount Rainier High School. The school community is grieving his loss. Our care team is on campus to support students and staff."
This is a developing story and will be updated