Police have identified a mutilated body found on a quiet residential street in a Boston suburb as that of a missing North Carolina teenager, MyFoxBoston.com reports.
The Norfolk County district attorney's office confirmed that the body found is 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale, according to the station.
The North Mecklenburg High School student was reportedly last seen in Charlotte on Sunday. A missing person report was filed Monday, the day the unidentified body was found in Milton, Mass. The victim was not carrying identification.
Police told the Boston Herald that the victim suffered severe head trauma as well as broken arms and legs. His body -- dressed in a pair of jeans over gray boxer shorts with no shirt -- was found on the front lawn of an upscale home, the newspaper reports.
Authorities have described the victim as black, about 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.
Milton police began to investigate the link after a phone call from North Carolina authorities. Police have also found what may be one of the two cars that witnesses reported seeing in the area where the body was discovered.
Family members reportedly say the teen had previously run away from home. The Charlotte Observer reports that Tisdale may have accepted a ride from two men on his way to see siblings who live in Baltimore.
Norman Brown Jr., a family friend, told the newspaper that Tisdale was a good student and a "likable person."
Milton police are urging anyone with information about the crime to call the police tip line at 617-698-COPS (2677) or Massachusetts State Police at 508-820-2121.