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Missing South Florida Teenager Killed in Orlando – NBC 6 South Florida

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A South Florida mother’s desperate search for her missing teenage son has come to a tragic end after authorities confirmed he was killed in an attack near Orlando.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed that 19-year-old Anthony Mejias was beaten and killed around 2:30 a.m. on April 2 in the Orange Avenue and Prince Street areas.

Mejias had ridden a bus from Tallahassee to Pembroke Pines when he apparently lost his ID and phone while stopping in Orlando, preventing him from getting on the next bus.

His mother, Vivian Blanco, drove to Orlando after hearing nothing from him and asked emotionally on social media for help finding him before she learned he had died.

Authorities are still investigating the crash and are looking for the driver.

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