Authorities have found the body of a missing teenager who was last seen on April 6.
Boston Police Department has confirmed that it has found missing Wentworth University Student Maximillian Carbone, 19, of Nahant.
District B-2 officers located what initially seemed to be a non-viable adult male victim in the woods near 123 Terrace Street in Roxbury on April 7 at about 8:08 a.m. local time.
— WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) April 7, 2019
Maximillian Carbone was found this morning in the brush behind a Roxbury glassblowing school. A school manager said three of Carbone’s classmates Saturday had tracked his phone to the area of the school. https://t.co/VSAOkg2wN9
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) April 7, 2019
His devastated family members released a statement shortly after police informed them of the heart breaking discovery. They described the young man as a “sweet, happy, and loving son, brother, and friend.”
“He was a hardworking student who cared about helping people, he will be missed dearly,” Carbone’s parents said in a statement published by WCVB 5. “We want to thank the Boston and Nahant Police and the Wentworth community. We ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time, our hearts are broken.”
Carbone was last seen at a party in the Allegheny Street neighborhood, and police described him as 5 foot 10 inches tall with a thin build, weighing 150 pounds with thick curly brown hair, and wearing a green Heineken t-shirt, Patagonia sweatshirt, and khaki pants.
“At this stage of the investigation, detectives do not believe the victim’s death to have occurred under suspicious circumstances,” police said. “The department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.”
Maximillian Carbone, 19, was last seen at a party in the Allegheny Street area on Saturday. He was found dead on Sunday. Boston Police detectives do not suspect foul play. https://t.co/6n4qdKyVlM
— NBC Connecticut (@NBCConnecticut) April 7, 2019
The university published a statement extending condolences to Carbone’s family and friends and said it would work with police to find answers on how the teen died and what the community can do to help prevent another tragedy.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the Carbone family. The family has been on campus and we have been doing all we can to support them during this tragedy,” a spokesperson said. “He was a talented young man who had chosen biomedical engineering as his field of study, he had many friends within and outside of Wentworth, and a warm and loving extended family who will all miss him.”
The university said it would continue supporting the affected family, friends, and fellow students who knew him.
“We deeply appreciate all of the students and family members who joined the Boston Police Department and the Wentworth Department of Public Safety in extensive search efforts to find Max early in his disappearance,” the spokesperson said. “We are comforted by the strength and support of our community during this crisis.”
— Wentworth News (@WITNews) April 7, 2019
Anyone with information on Carbone is invited to contact Boston Police District B-2 detectives by phoning (617) 343 4275.