CHEEKTOWAGA, NY ( release ) Cheektowaga Police have confirmed that the identity of the teenage male found Monday alongside Cayuga Creek is that of Ryan Hyon ,18 years old of Depew, N.Y.
Family members found the remains of Ryan Hyon at 12:20 p.m. Monday after not seeing him since Friday.
They reported him missing to Depew Police over the weekend.
Cheektowaga Police are working with family members and the Depew Police Department in an effort to determine what happened to Ryan.
An autopsy performed by the Erie County Medical Examiners Office determine that he did not die of natural causes and the manner in which he died is pending investigation. The investigation continues.
The Village of Depew Police also released information stating:
On the evening of Saturday October 8, 2011, the Depew Police received a call from a female asking if a subject was in the lockup. The caller identified herself as the subject's sister.
The female stated that her brother might be involved in illegal drug activity when she was asked why he would be in the Depew lockup.
The caller was told that no one was in the lockup.
The following afternoon at approximately 2:15p.m., the subject's mother responded to the Depew Police Station and reported that her son had not returned home since Friday October 7th.
In an attempt to locate the subject a computer message was sent throughout Erie County containing a physical description of the subject and also stated he was last seen in the Clinton/Harlem area.
On Monday October 10th, the subject's mother again responded to the Depew Police Station at approximately 8:00a.m., with further information regarding her son.
She stated her son attended a party on Friday night in the Clinton/Harlem area where he was allegedly taking hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs. She had not heard from him since.
A missing person report was filed at that time. The subject's body was located several hours later in the Town of Cheektowaga in the area where he had been last seen.
Cheektowaga Police are currently handling the investigation.
A tribute FACEBOOK page has been established for Ryan Lee Hyon.