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

Past videos from a YouTube channel belonging to missing Ohio 14-year-old Harley Dilly are causing concern among community members and others worried about his welfare.

The channel appears to be used by Harley to live stream video games and post “vlog” videos of his life.

In one of the videos posted March 2018, when Harley was just 12 years old, he shared his personal cell phone number and encouraged his viewers to call him.

“I’m going to leak my number in the title of this video. If you want to call me just wait until after it’s after 2:30 in Ohio,” he said in the clip, which lasted a little over a minute.

In another video posted in August 2019, titled “PLAYING MM20 FOR FUN *SORRYFORMYDAD*,” Harley is heard apologizing to viewers after his father begins screaming at another child in the home for spilling a drink.

“My dad’s being an asshole right now, my bad,” Harley said in the video.

In another video, Harley talks about how he was charged with menacing after setting up a fight between two classmates for which he planned to sell tickets so others could watch one of the boys get beat up.

Harley Dilly was last seen leaving for school on Friday, December 20 just before 7 a.m., according to Port Clinton Police.

The Port Clinton Police Department said there is now over $9,000 in reward money being offered for information leading to the safe return of Harley.

Officers have been called to the Dilly home previously after the teen left his home during arguments with family, according to Port Clinton Police Chief Rob 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.

Hickman said in a statement on Tuesday that the Dilly family has been “fully cooperative” in the investigation.

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.


2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Alan

    Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Very poor reporting should be showing pictures of the missing boy not pickoff a reporter in the reflections of a window

  2. Diane J. Nichols

    Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    My heart goes out to this family and I pray for peace and comfort for them through this awful time. But don’t blame the parents. Kids this age think they are invincible and do some really stupid things. They don’t need videos or anything else for ideas. They are pretty good at thinking up such stunts. My daughter is a high school teacher and some kids from her high school thought it would be clever to ride up on the hood of a pickup. Well, they both fell off and one was run over by the truck and killed. Was that the fault of their parents? Of course not. It is just a very vulnerable age.

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