Written by on February 2, 2023

A schoolboy, who went missing in October last year, was later found to have died by suicide, local police said on Thursday at a news conference in east China’s Jiangxi Province.

The student of Zhiyuan High School in Jiangxi with the surname Hu, went missing on October 14, 2022, and was found dead on January 28.

Hu Mansong, Deputy Head of the Jiangxi Provincial Department of Public Security said investigations into the case showed that the boy died by hanging himself.

Investigation indicated that the location of the body was the same place where the suicide happened, said Hu Mansong, who added that there were no signs of a fight or dragging at the scene.

Local police and a joint task force conducted investigations, interviews, a postmortem examination, as well as the examination and identification of physical evidence under the on-site guidance of domestic authoritative crime scene technicians, before confirming the boy’s cause of death, Hu Mansong said further.

Hu said that the boy clearly expressed suicidal intentions in two audio files.

According to him, analysis showed that the audio files were not artificially synthesised or altered.

The official said that psychology experts found that the boy was introverted and mild in nature, showed an inclination to solitude and cared about the opinions of others.

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