PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on Friday identified a body found in the Anclote River as that of a teen who was reported missing by his mother.
A cause of death for Chase Konger-Weddle, age 17, is pending the medical examiner’s findings. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said that there is no reason to believe the teen’s death was flood related.
Konger-Weddle was last seen at his 7455 Riverbank Drive home on August 11 about 5 a.m. and was reported missing by his mother that evening, according to the sheriff’s office.
At 5:15 p.m. on August 12, a citizen spotted a body in the Anclote River in the 7400 block of Riverbank Drive in New Port Richey. The body was recovered from the water about 8 p.m. by members of the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit.