Body of missing 14-year-old found in L.A. River near Los Feliz [updated]

Authorities this afternoon are investigating the discovery of a body on an island in the L.A. River south of Los Feliz Boulevard, according to the L.A. Fire Department.

Update: Police have identified the body as that of  Elias “Eli” Rodriguez, the 14-year-old Pacoima boy who went missing last week, the L. A. Times reports. But officials have not provided any description of the body, which was found in the channel between Atwater Village and Los Feliz at about 1 pm.

One resident reported a heavy police presence in the area and that nearby access to Griffith Park appeared to be blocked.

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  1. God Speed Eli……God Speed 🙁 Thoughts for his family. . We should all hugs our babies a little tighter tonight. That poor family.

  2. Very sad. Condolences to the family and his friends.

  3. I’m sorry for the news that it was Eli remains that Where found he seemed like a very nice young man I offer my Condolences to his family & friends. Rip Eli.

  4. Is there anywhere we can donate to this family?

  5. NeighborhoodSniper

    This makes me sad… escpecially since he was so young. He had a lot more to live for… My prayers go to his family.

    May he rest in peace.

  6. My prayers are with his family i have lost 2 children so i know the feeling and the agony that comes with it. Its hard to except but please lean on the lord, i turned my back on him because i was mad. but although it sounds dumb when people say it. there a reason, Remember God gave his only son to die on the cross for us.

    “I’ll lend you for a while a child of mine,” He said.
    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.
    It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
    But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
    He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
    You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

    “I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
    I’ve looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
    And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have chosen you.
    Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,
    Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?”

    “I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
    For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
    We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;
    But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned,
    We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!”

    God is good never forget that. you will see God Bless Your Family

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