CAMAS, Wash. – On Wednesday night, the Lewis County coroner identified the body found in a car connected to a missing Camas teen as 16-year-old Cole Burbank.
The coroner's office did not release a cause of death.
Cole's family previously posted on Facebook that he had died.
On behalf of the family:Cole has been found and God has a new angel in his choir. We are incredibly thankful for the overwhelming support and prayers that all of the individuals in this community have shown during this difficult time. We are blessed by your prayers and find comfort in knowing so many of you cared for Cole. - Scarlett Sky Kendrick, with Michelle Burbank
Camas police reported Friday night, April 21, that the body of a young, adult male had been found that evening in a car associated with Burbank. The car was parked at a shopping center in Chehalis, Washington.
Cole, was last seen alive the morning of April 13 near Clark College. He left Camas High School to attend Running Start classes at Clark College but never showed up and had not been heard from since. He was seen in a surveillance image from Camas High School wearing a red and black shirt, jeans and a dark cap.
He was driving a black 2010 Honda Accord with Washington license plate AKW3441.
Camas police thank the public for their help with the investigation.