CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A missing south Charlotte teenager was found dead in Montgomery County Friday, according to police.
Nathan Kocmond was reported missing from his home on Kennington Court Monday afternoon. The FBI was involved in the search for the 16-year-old, as well as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. CMPD tweeted that Kocmond was found dead of an apparent suicide.
A hiker found Kocmond's body in the Uwharrie National Forest and contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Thanks to all who helped spread the word @ this missing teen. Sadly, Nathan was found deceased in Montgomery Cty, NC of apparent suicide. https://t.co/wuwx7AVBXc— CMPD News (@CMPD) October 14, 2017
The family of missing teen Nathan Kocmond has confirmed that he was found dead in Montgomery update. Please keep them in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/mzSTetdGug— Evan West (@TV_Evan) October 14, 2017
Nathan's father said he sustained a concussion about six weeks ago.
"He has been having severe headaches and depression because of that [concussion]," John Kocmond said.
Nathan transferred to Providence Day from Providence High School prior to his junior year. John says the injury took a toll on his son.
"He is missing his football team, not able to engage with his classmates the way he wanted to and that’s probably made him feel a little lonely as well," he explained.