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Update: Ohio 14-year-old Harley Dilly found dead in chimney

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UPDATE: Mother of Port Clinton teen Harley Dilly speaks out after he is found dead

Ohio 14-year-old Harley Dilly has been found dead in the chimney of an unoccupied vacation home. Police have identified the cause of death and provided more information in a press conference.

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A nationwide search for missing 14-year-old Harley Dilly from Port Clinton, Ohio, has entered its third week.

As of now, authorities have very few leads to work with and are “at a standstill,” according to Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman.

Hundreds of citizens and law enforcement officers have assisted in the on-the-ground search efforts so far. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is providing air support with helicopters, and local authorities are being assisted by agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ohio BCI, U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Marshals Service.

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Officers have been called to the Dilly home previously after the teen left his home during arguments with family, according to Hickman. Harley didn’t return until the next morning in the previous case(s), Hickman said.

Hickman would not comment on whether Dilly was diagnosed with any mental or behavioral issues.

Dilly has an older sister who lives out-of-state, and authorities have searched her home and found no evidence that Harley made his way there, Hickman said.

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Hickman said there is now over $10,000 in reward money being offered for information leading to the safe return of Harley, and more have come forward asking to donate to the reward fund.

According to a post on Facebook from the Port Clinton Police Department, Harley was last seen leaving for school on Friday, December 20 just before 7 a.m.

BREAKING UPDATE (1/14/2020): Police recover body of missing 14-year-old Ohio boy Harley Dilly: More details

Harley is described as 101 pounds, 4’9″, and was last seen wearing a maroon puffer jacket.

If you know where Harley is, give police a call at 419-734-3121.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. leroy

    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Angie Carter Leber‎You know you’re from Bellevue, Ohio when…
    January 5 ·

    By looking at this pic does anyone else think this kid is Harley dilly the boy missing from port Clinton? Cuz it sure looks like him check out her FB page

  2. Kira K.

    Friday, January 17, 2020 at 7:43 am

    This boy has been found and he is no longer with us. He was stuck in a chimney of a vacant home. My heart goes out to his family.

  3. dawn

    Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio — Police have reportedly recovered the body of missing 14-year-old Harley Dilly after an hours-long search at a vacant home located near the Dilly residence.

    Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman confirmed in a noon press conference that Harley’s body has been recovered.

    His body was found in a chimney, and police say it is believed that he attempted to enter the unoccupied home through the chimney and got stuck.

    Hickman added that Harley climbed an antenna in order to enter the chimney.

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