Missing Teen’s Body Pulled From Lake

Local News

The Alton Police Department is investigating a body pulled from a lake. 

The body of 18-year-old Elijas Barajas was recovered Sunday morning. Barajas was reported missing on Thursday, August 9. Police say he was last seen in Alton early Friday morning near Chicago and Harding Streets.

Police received information and a dive team was called in to aid in their search. The body was recovered in a lake off Mayberry Boulevard.

Chief Jonathan Flores – Alton Police Department said, “With the assistance of the Mission Fire Department, Alton Fire Department, and our local police department, we were able to recover the body that was later confirmed to be Elijas Barajas the 18 year old that was missing out of Mission.”

Police say the information is preliminary and an autopsy is pending.

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