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Police: Teen found dead in Marlboro Township pond died from accidental drowning

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Posted at 1:57 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 13:57:41-04

MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Authorities have ruled that an 18-year-old who was found in a pond in April died from an accidental drowning.

Aiden Jewell Diefenbaugher was located on April 2 in Nisly Pond in Marlboro Township. He had been missing since March 31, when he was last seen at a party on Pontius Street, according to authorities.

Body of missing teen found in pond near location of party where he was last seen

Police said that they also investigated the party for underage drinking and drug use.

“I imagine that charges will be arising from the party. I don’t know that charges will be coming out in connection with his death, since it was ruled accidental," said Marlboro Police Chief Ron Devies. “It is now in the prosecutor’s hands.”

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