Missing 16-year-old found dead in Gold Run area

Dante Delatorre, the missing 16-year-old boy
Dante Delatorre, the missing 16-year-old boy(The Placer County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 10:33 AM PST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 8:13 PM PST
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PLACER COUNTY, California (KOLO) - 8 P.M. UPDATE: Sixteen-year-old Dante de la Torre was found dead Thursday afternoon in a remote wooded area near the Gold Run rest stop, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

There was no indication the death was due to foul play, the sheriff’s office said.

The coroner’s office will do a full examination.

2:53 P.M. UPDATE: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is asking civilian search parties looking for Delatorre to avoid the Gold Run search area.

In a Facebook post, they say that while the appreciate the help, K9s searching the area could have Dante’s scent lost due to people walking in the area, impeding the search for the boy.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Placer County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 16-year-old boy.

Dante Delatorre was reported missing on Wednesday night. He was reported to have gone to the Gold Run rest stop area for a school project around 12:30 p.m. but did not return.

He is believed to have packed water bottles, a hand towel or small shovel, and snow boots. He has had no contact with friends or family since his disappearance.

Delatorre is described as having brown hair, brown eyes, and is five-foot-eleven, weighing 160 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, blue sweatshirt, tan pants, and brown hiking boots. If you see Delatorre, you are asked to call the PCSO dispatch center at 530-886-5375.