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Missing Russell County teen found dead in Seale

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Missing Russell County teenager Keonte Chavis was found dead in Seale Saturday, county Sheriff Heath Taylor told WRBL News 3 Sunday.

The body of the 19-year-old was found Saturday around 5:30p ct in a wooded area off of Ridge Road, Taylor said. 

Chavis was last seen Thursday when she was with her cousin in the 800 block of 6th street in south Phenix City. Police issued a missing persons alert to the public Friday.

The Sheriff's Department is working the death as a homicide investigation. The cause of death was not immediately known.

**This is a developing story. Stay with WRBL.com and News 3 for updates.

Naomi Keitt

Naomi Keitt focuses on education reporting for WRBL News 3. More>>

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