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KOKOMO, Ind. – 17-year-old Mea Rayls, who was reported missing on February 8, 2022, was found dead near a bike trail Monday afternoon.

Kokomo police were called to the bike trail in the 3000 block of North Washington Street in reference to a deceased body being found. When officers arrived, they confirmed Rayls was dead after she was found in the brush near the trail.

According to an autopsy performed Tuesday, no evidence of trauma was found and the cause of death is pending comprehensive toxicology testing.

On February 8, Rayls was reported as a runaway to the Kokomo Police Department.