PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department announced Wednesday that over $20,000 that was donated to find a missing boy will instead be used to cover funeral expenses with the remaining amount donated to a nonprofit.
The Port Clinton Police Department will cover the funeral expenses for 14-year-old Harley Dilly, purchase a floral arrangement, and donate over $10,000 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, WEWS-TV reported.READ MORE: U.S. Panel Backs First-Of-A-Kind COVID-19 Pill From Merck
Dilly disappeared on Dec. 20 and was found in January inside a chimney across the street from his parents’ home.READ MORE: Allegheny County Worker Explains Why He's Prepared To Lose His Job Over Vaccine Requirement
Authorities say they believe Dilly climbed onto the roof and suffocated in the chimney.
The owners of a vacant home removed the chimney where Dilly was found out of respect for the boy’s parents, police said Monday.MORE NEWS: 'Senseless Act': Man Sentenced To At Least 5 Years In Deadly Crash Involving West Virginia Newlyweds
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)