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Body found in woods ID’d as 14-year-old who went missing after going for run

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SHOREHAM, N.Y. — The body found in the woods on Long Island Wednesday morning has been identified as the 14-year-old boy who was last seen leaving for a morning jog.

Nickolas Donnelly, 14, was reported missing on October 4, 2016. (Photo: Suffolk County Police)

Nickolas Donnelly, 14, was reported missing on October 4, 2016. (Photo: Suffolk County Police)

Nickolas Donnelly's body was found in a wooded area near Royal Way in Shoreham about 7:50 a.m., according to police. Donnelly was last seen inside his Shoreham home and had left for a run at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said the cause of death appears to be non-criminal.

Police said it was "unusual" for the Shoreham Wading River high school student, who was not in school because of the Jewish holiday, to go missing. Donnelly had no history of running away.

Donnelly was described as being 5-feet 3-inches tall, weighing around 105 pounds with light brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a gray T-shirt when he went missing.