Family of Miles Stanton Say Body of Missing 21-Year-Old Found

Miles Stanton's mother, Laura, took to Facebook this week to announce that her son was dead and his body had been found.

Miles Stanton, 21, was reported missing in October in Marion County, Oregon.

The Marion County Sheriff's Office detailed in an email on Monday that a body had been found but the investigation remains active.

Authorities have not officially announced that the body belongs to Miles Stanton.

Miles Stanton's mother Laura Stanton told KOIN 6 News that she immediately got on a plane to Portland when she learned her son was missing.

"Writing a message to post seems so insignificant right now as my heart is shattered and vant, but I know so many who loves Miles and our family and even complete strangers who are kind and concerned are constantly praying and working hard to find him," Laura Stanton wrote on Facebook Monday.

"Our family and a few volunteers found Miles today. His spirit is no longer with us.

"We are broken. I am unable to imagine a life without him in it. I know many will have questions and so do we, but at this time it's still an active police investigation and I don't have any answers to give, I wish I did.

"We are working with Marion County Sheriff's Department now and are grateful for their communication and compassion at this time."

Ahead of her Facebook announcement, she also spoke to other local news outlets and expressed her agony at the situation.

"He has never not told anyone where he was going. Something is wrong, we really feel something is wrong.

"You can feel so much anguish and despair," Laura Stanton told NBC 10 News.

"A lot of people say that having a child that is missing is a parent's worst nightmare, a mom's worse nightmare, it is so much worse than that.

According to reports, on October 20 Miles Stanton finished a shift as a FedEx driver in the early afternoon.

A few hours later, he was spotted on surveillance video at a gas station in Aurora, Oregon.

Commenting on this his mother said: "Pretty routine, go to the bathroom, buy snacks, put in gas.

She added that his last credit card charge and cell phone stopped pinging within half an hour after this.

"Pretty close by. Everything just stops there around 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. time period. There's really no trace of him."

Newsweek has contacted Marion County Sheriff's Office for comment.

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Stock image of a police banner. Miles Stanton's mother, Laura, took to Facebook this week to announce that her son had died and his body had been found. Getty