SHENANGO VALLEY —
The body of a missing Sharon boy was found Saturday morning in the Shenango River in Farrell.
Police from Brookfield, Sharon and Southwest Mercer County Regional were beginning another day of searching for Mark Goodrich Jr., 12, when someone called 911 at 8:35 a.m. to report a body in the river near NLMK Steel in Farrell.
Sharon police Chief Mike Menster confirmed it was Mark, who is believed to have died on Thursday while swimming near an old railroad trestle over the river in Brookfield.
Mark was last seen leaving his father's Sharon home at 10 a.m. Thursday and family and friends searched the valley for him, culminating with a search by boat, dive teams, a helicopter and search dogs Friday afternoon.
Menster said Mark's body will be taken to Erie for an autopsy and police continue to investigate the events leading up to his death.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mercer County non-emergency 911 line at 724-662-6110.