2 missing teens found shot to death on Far South Side

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CHICAGO — Two teenage boys who were reported missing were found shot to death in a field on the city's Far South Side.

Officer discovered the bodies of both teens in a wooded area late Sunday, behind some homes near East 131st Street and South Rhodes Avenue in the Golden Gate neighborhood. Both teens had gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead on scene.

Families identified the teens as Darnelle Flowers, 17, and Raysuan Turner, 16. Both were students at Fenger High School, and Turner was a member of the football and track team.

No one had seen them since last Friday.

The families said they received tips on social media that pointed to the area where the bodies were found. Raysaun Turner's mother said she received a series of anonymous calls, directing her to her son's body. She received a message saying that she could find her son in a wooded area. Detectives, and some family members, went over to the area and located both of the victims deceased.

Community Activist Andrew Holmes helped in the search.

"We're leaving and we get another call saying the bodies were behind a house out here," Holmes said. "The hard part is someone knew and didn't say anything," he added.

Police are investigating their deaths as homicides.

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