Santino Hogan, 16, disappeared from his home two days ago (Picture: Police Scotland)
A body has been found in the search for missing boy Santino Hogan, 16, who disappeared two days ago.
The teenager, known to friends and family as ‘Sonny’, left his home in Glenfarg, Perth and Kinross, around 6pm on Friday evening.
A body was then found in a park within the village at 2pm today, Police Scotland said. Officers believe it to be Sonny, although formal identification is yet to take place.
A spokesperson for Tayside Police Division said: ‘Around 2pm on Sunday 17 January the body of a male was found in a park in Glenfarg.
‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.
‘Formal identification is yet to take place however it is believed to be 16-year-old Santino Hogan who had been reported missing from his home in Glenfarg. His family have been made aware.’
Earlier today the police had published a description of Sonny, as they asked members of the public to check their sheds and garages for the teenager.
Police Constable Mike Brown said: ‘We are continuing to carry out enquiries to find Sonny and are asking members of the public to check any outbuildings they may have, in case he has tried to find shelter overnight.
‘Specialist search officers, with the assistance of our trained police dogs are also carrying out searches in the area.
‘We would ask members of the public who are out in the area walking their own dogs to please keep them on a lead so as not to distract from the search.
‘It is completely out of character for Sonny to not return home and therefore as more time passes, his family are growing increasingly concerned.’
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