NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The bodies of two missing boys were found in the Raritan River late Monday afternoon, nearly a day after the best friends were reported missing.
The body of Francisco Perera, 10, was found about 3 p.m. near the base of the Route 27 bridge in Highland Park, New Brunswick Police Capt. J.T. Miller said. The body of Devine Nicholas, 11, was discovered about three hours later, not far from where Perera was found.
The two New Brunswick boys, last seen early Sunday night, had been the subjects of a search involving numerous law enforcement agencies. It was not immediately clear what caused their deaths, and authorities would not provide further details, citing the investigation.