Missing Polk County teen found dead

8:16 PM, Jan 4, 2014   |    comments
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Lakeland, Florida -- A missing Polk County teen has been found dead.

19-year-old Kodi Lee Matthews was last seen on Wednesday, January 1st. His family had tried to contact him multiple times and said it was uncharacteristic for him not to return calls or check in with family.

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office found Matthews' body at approximately 4:57 p.m. Saturday, June 4th in a wooded area just east of Fish Hatchery Road in Lakeland.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine Matthews' cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

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