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Missing Teen, Fascinated With ‘Into the Wild,’ Found Dead

Before he went missing, Johnathan Croom had developed an obsession with the movie “Into the Wild,” in which a young man leaves society to go live off the land.

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Johnathan Croom (credit: CNN)

Unfortunately, both stories had tragic endings. The body of 18-year-old Croom turned up in rural Oregon on Monday, authorities say.

It was 1,000 feet from his abandoned car, which officers found last week.

They suspect no foul play and are investigating the death as a suicide, said Dwes Hutson, public information officer for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Click here to read the full story on CNN.com.

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