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UPDATE: Classmates remember missing 15-year-old found dead

UPDATE: Classmates remember missing 15-year-old found dead

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Updated: 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Police have not made any arrests in the murder of a Milwaukee teen who went missing and then was found dead. 

Dennis King's classmates say Dennis was nice, quiet, and smart. Monday was supposed to be the last day of his freshman year of high school. 

"He was cool, loved. He didn't talk that much. Like when he did, he was cool. Like super cool," said one classmate, Preston Billingsley. 

On the last day of school before summer, students at James Madison High School made posters in honor of Dennis King. 

Dennis was reported missing Saturday night, but by Sunday morning, police say he was found dead near 12th and Keefe. 

"Oh my God, I just can't believe this happened to my baby. He didn't deserve this. he didn't. He was a good kid," said Dennis' mother, Dombanee Lincoln. 

A vigil was held for Dennis on Sunday. 

"He was kind, sweet, and gentle. He liked to help others. Regardless of what it was, he'd help you," Lincoln said. 

Right now, police are investigating his death as a homicide and are still looking for suspects. Dennis' classmates say he was badly beaten over a stolen video game or video game system, but police have not confirmed that. 

"I need to get all the people off the street in my life. Like get them off the streets, 'cause these street gangs are bad every day," said Billingsley. 

A balloon release was planned for Dennis Monday evening at 12th and Keefe. 

Dennis' family says they need help paying for the funeral. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family. 

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Updated: 12:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A teenager listed as critically missing by the Milwaukee Police Department was found dead Sunday morning. 

On Monday, police said they're investigating the death of 15-year-old Dennis King as a homicide. A vigil was held Sunday night at 12th and Keefe, about a block from where police found the teen's body. 

King was a freshman at James Madison Academic Campus. For now, the family is not commenting on what happened to Dennis who went missing over a week ago. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses. 

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Updated: 9:00 p.m. on May 20, 2018

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Dennis King's mother confirms with CBS 58 that police informed her Sunday morning that her son who had been reported missing has died. Family and friends held a vigil Sunday night. 

Milwaukee Police issued the missing person alert for 15-year-old Dennis King Saturday, but was canceled within 12 hours. King's mother said officers let her know of his death Sunday morning. 

In a press release, MPD says a teenager's body was found early Sunday morning near 11th and Concordia, which is near where King was last seen. The cause of death has not been determined but police are investigating it as a homicide.

Family and friends held a vigil Sunday evening on 12th and Keefe Ave. His mother said he was a freshman at James Madison Academics Campus High School in Milwaukee. She says he was smart and loved basketball. 

"Oh my god, I just can't believe this happened to my baby. He was a good kid," Dennis King's Mother Dombanee Lincoln said. 

The family said they don't want to talk about the cause of his death at this time, but are asking for donations to help with funeral costs. You can donate here. 

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Updated: 8:00 a.m. on May 20, 2018

Milwaukee Police have cancelled the critically missing alert for  15-year-old Dennis King.  The alert was cancelled around 5 a.m. Sunday.

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Posted: 7:00 p.m. on May 19, 2018

Milwaukee Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy last seen near 12th and Concordia Saturday evening.

Police say the 15-year-old boy is named Dennis L. King. King is 5-foot-7, 145 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

King was last seen wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt, black pants and grey and black Nike Air max tennis shoes. 

Police are asking for the public's help in locating King. If you know where he is, please call the Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7401.



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