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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials recovered the body of a 19-year-old who was reported missing by his mother on Sunday, according to WSOC.

Officers responded to a breaking and entering on Thursday after a person reported seeing two men breaking into cars.

When they arrived, the two men fled the scene on foot. Officers lost sight of them on Billingsley Road. The search ended when police found no evidence of a breaking and entering.

On Sunday a woman called the police to report her son, Demonta Deshawn Gaither, 19, missing.

She said that he possibly jumped into a pond off of Billingsley Road after running from police last week and has not been seen since, according to WSOC.

Cedric Young, 17, the man who was with Gaither, cooperated with police and showed them exactly where Gaither entered the pond.

Young said the police were no longer chasing him and Gaither when they entered the water. He said he never saw Gaither get out of the pond.

A search began for the teen and Gaither’s body was found in the pond around 1 p.m. Monday.

Source: WSOC


  • Bazinga

    Very fishy story….the mother called and said her son was running from police and jumped into a pond and never came out? I take it her sons friend went and told her and she called, but why in the world would they run and jump into a pond if they were not being chased? Something is up with this story…..maybe her sons friend is banging the mom….crazier things have happened people! BAZINGA

    • stinger90

      Read the story again. She said he was missing. Anyway, hate that but that’s what he gets for trying to break-in into somebodies car. Hard lesson learned.

  • Kasey

    Someone needs to re read the story. It plainly says they fled on foot. I’m sure the friend told the mother about what happened when his friend didn’t resurface. It’s called a guilty conscious, too many people lack that these days. Praying for his loved ones.

  • C

    His so called friend was a coward if you do the crime you do the time it obvious that the young man who jumped in and died could not swim just take your punishment hell they are teens who make stupid choices

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