Remains found in Rutherford County identified as Devin Bond

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 16:29:23-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Remains found last week in a wooded area near Barfield Crescent Road have been identified as missing teenager Devin Bond.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said no foul play was involved in the teen's death.

“We are very sad about the outcome as we know this is devastating to Devin’s family,” Fitzhugh said. “I hope this helps Devin’s family to start the healing process.”

The 16-year-old went missing on March 31, 2017.

Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies renewed the search to find Bond on November 12. Deputies, as well as, Murfreesboro Police officers, Smyrna Police officers, LaVergne Police officers, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue crews searched 1,000 acres near Barfield Crescent Park. This was the last area Bond showed his location on his cell phone.

The remains were found a day later in a heavily wooded area. The sheriff's office believed the remains were of Bond, but it was not confirmed until the medical examiner's office could identify them.