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Palm Beach Gardens teen found dead Tuesday had ‘nothing but love in his heart,’ friends say

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Ryan Rogers, 14, was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Palm Beach Gardens. He was last seen leaving his home in Alton Monday evening.

Ryan Rogers, 14, was found dead Tuesday, Nov. 16 in Palm Beach Gardens. He was last seen leaving his home in Alton Monday evening.

PALM BEACH GARDENS — A 14-year-old Palm Beach Gardens teenager who was reported missing Monday was found dead Tuesday morning, according to the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department.

Ryan Rogers, of Alton, was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Monday night leaving his home on his bicycle, the news release said. He did not come home, according to his family.

Residents gathered Tuesday morning to search for Rogers.

Around 9 a.m., Rogers’ body and his bicycle were located near the Central Boulevard sidewalk at the Interstate 95 overpass, Palm Beach Gardens Police Maj. Paul Rogers, of no relation to Ryan, told The Palm Beach Post.

Police and paramedics were called to the area, but Rogers was identified and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is investigating Rogers’ death.

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Police could not provide information about his cause of death as of Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about his disappearance or death should call the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department at 561-799-4445.

Teen was a student at William T. Dwyer High School

Cindy Rogers, Ryan’s mother, and friends publicly updated the community and asked for help via social media. Other parents in Northern Palm Beach County followed her updates and shared messages of encouragement.

On Tuesday morning, she posted “SEARCH is off. I need space and time. Thank you to everyone.”

Ryan Rogers body and his bicycle were found near the Central Boulevard sidewalk at the Interstate 95 overpass.

Ryan Rogers body and his bicycle were found near the Central Boulevard sidewalk at the Interstate 95 overpass.

Rogers was a William T. Dwyer High School student. School district officials confirmed Tuesday that a student died in an off-campus incident, and released the following information regarding Rogers’ death:

“It is with great sadness that I inform you that we have lost a student, and member of the Dwyer family in a tragic accident. Out of respect and privacy for the family, I am not sharing the student’s name at this time.

Grief counselors are available on our campus to help students and staff who would like emotional support. At William T. Dwyer High School, we are a family that celebrates our successes, and grieves our losses together. I am certain that you will keep the family in your thoughts.”

Rogers is remembered as a ‘beautiful soul’

Janine Lano, of Jupiter, wrote in a social media post that she was a family friend.

“For all of you who did not know Ryan, he was a beautiful soul with nothing but love in his heart.”

kkokal@pbpost.com

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This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Ryan Rogers found dead in Palm Beach Gardens after he disappeared

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