LAGUNA BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A body discovered about a half mile south of Thousand Steps Beach was positively identified Thursday as a missing teen from Las Vegas.
Anthony Parnell, 18, was last seen in the water off Thousand Steps Beach on Feb. 8 when he was swept away in treacherous water conditions.READ MORE: Strong Winds Cause Power Outages Across SoCal, Over 70,000 Residents Impacted
Just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Harbor Patrol deputies recovered his body near the rocks of Shell Beach in the area of Monarch/Three Arch Bay.
Shortly before his disappearance, Parnell had signed up to join the U.S. Army.READ MORE: Shooting Outside Family Dollar Store In South LA
An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday to determine an official manner and cause of death.
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