Body identified as that of missing Morton teen

The body found July 20 outside Morton has been identified as that of Aus- tin King, a 16-year-old from Morton who had been reported missing June 23.

The Washington State Patrol Crime Lab identified the body using DNA evidence and forward the results to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating. The cause of death is undetermined and is being investigated as suspicious.