Body of missing teen found in Elk River, Limestone County Sheriff says


UPDATE: The body of Miguel Alonso was found in the Elk River Friday morning, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office.

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Limestone County authorities are searching for a missing teen Thursday.

Deputies said Miguel Alonso, 16, was last seen bank fishing near the boat ramp at the end of Elk River Park Road. The Limestone County Rescue Squad is assisting in the search, including other rescue squads.

This morning, deputies said they found what could have been Alonso’s fishing rod.

“We’re searching kind of that area just to the north up here to see if we can find anything, but right now we don’t really have any other clues,” said Limestone County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Stephen Young.

Deputy Young said Alonso spent much of Wednesday fishing with two other guys. Details about them or what they know have not been released, but authorities said they already spoke with them.

Young said the water is about 14-17 feet deep where multiple agencies are searching as 4:31 p.m. He said it’s not uncommon for people to fish off the bank if they’re not in a boat.

“If you look around here, right around the ramp, there aren’t really a lot of places to choose from,” said Young. “So chances are they were looking for a more convenient place to access the water where it’s a little deeper.”

Miguel was said to be wearing a gray sweatshirt, brown pants, and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call 256-232-0111.