A 15-year-old who allegedly was present at the time a fire started in a North Side home where a boy’s body was found has been relieved of the charge of abandonment of a corpse previously filed against him.
According to Dan Sharp, Buchanan County’s chief deputy juvenile officer, the juvenile office presented evidence supporting the charge to a local judge Tuesday. The judge ruled there was insufficient evidence for a finding to allow the case to go forward.
Sharp said the juvenile office’s legal team will be looking into the case to see if new charges could be filed against the teen, who has not been named due to his age.
The cases involving a 10-year-old and an 11-year-old who are charged in the case with arson and abandonment of a corpse still are pending court.
The three minors were charged on April 27, May 1 and May 9 in relation to the death of Cameron Satterley, a 14-year-old whose body was found in burned-down house. Satterley had been reported missing on Feb. 17, three days before the fire, but his body was not found until April 25.