Body Of Missing Ohio Teen Found In Chimney Of Unoccupied House

Authorities say Harley Dilly hadn't been since late December when he left for school but never arrived

The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation, part of the Ohio Attorney General's Office, issued an advisory at 7:58 a.m. on Tuesday to end the hunt for Dilly, who vanished on his way to school on December 20 in Port Clinton, about 80 miles west of downtown Cleveland. It was unclear why Dilly would have gone into the home.

PORT CLINTON- Port Clinton Police have canceled a statewide missing child alert after they believe they have found the body of a missing 14-year-old boy in an abandoned home.

"This is not the outcome anyone wanted", Hickman said during Tuesday's news conference. "But thanks to your help and support, we have some closure for the family". This time they entered the house at 507 Fulton St. and made the tragic discovery. Hickman sent out a news release after 8 p.m. stating that Dilly, at that point, was still missing.

By Monday morning, police has shared on social media that there's was no new information. Family members were notified at about 3 a.m. Tuesday that he was dead.

Authorities found Harley's coat and glasses on the second floor of the home, beside the brick chimney, Hickman said.


The chimney was blocked between the first and second floors, and Harley became trapped inside. The initial findings were released Tuesday afternoon by Ottawa County coroner Dan Cadigan.

The house in Port Clinton, east of Cleveland, is owned by another family and had a lock box and deadbolt. "Final identification is pending and final autopsy findings are awaiting toxicology".

Dilly's family fully cooperated throughout the investigation, Hickman said previously. They went back, the chief said, because they were simply re-canvassing the area.

Police checked the abandoned home multiple times Hickman said, but since there was no sign of forced entry, windows were locked and double-locked, there was not a reason to believe anyone was inside.

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