The decapitated body and severed head of a teenage boy have been found near the banks of a Massachusetts river.
Ariel footage showed two teams of detectives working in separate spots on Merrimack River banks in the town of Lawrence where the body parts were found.
While details surrounding the discovery are scarce, sources told necn the victim's body was that of a young, teenage male, old Lee Manuel Paulino.
Relatives of missing 13-year-old Paulino were seen gathering at the scene. There has been no indication Lee's body is the one found on Wednesday.
A statement issued by Lawrence Police Department said its detectives were working to establish the victim's identity.
'Upon arrival, units discovered a body. The Lawrence Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Detectives are working to identify the body and cause of death.
Lee has been missing since November 18. The teenager's family has been frantically appealing for his safe return on social media.