Jordan Britten was found dead in a marsh near a water park in South Padre Island, Texas. The Central Texas College student went missing after partying with friends on Friday night. When he didn’t return, his mother reported him missing on Monday. Three days after the missing persons report was filed, this case came to a tragic close.
According to the New York Daily News, police found Britten wearing only his underwear. It is unknown what happened to him exactly, but authorities are still investigating the case. They had previously mentioned that marijuana and what was believed to be ecstasy pills were found in the 20-year-old’s vehicle.
“At this time we’re investigating all possibilities considering the fact that we did find drugs in his car,” said South Padre Island city spokesman Adrian Rodriguez. An autopsy and a toxicology report are pending.
Jordan Britten was found dead on Thursday when cadaver dogs led police to the lifeless body.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Britten was pretty social. Before he went missing, he was at a concert with his friends.
“He got lost in the crowd and separated from them, all the while losing his car keys. At some point, Britten left the concert, but when he tried to get back in, he was denied re-entry. Several people saw him walking towards his car, a grey Mazda coupe, afterwards. However, police located his empty car at Schlitterbahn’s parking lot on Tuesday.”
According to People Magazine, Britten had been studying aviation at school, and those who knew him say that he was an all-around good kid.
“He’s just a good kid, you know. He works hard and gets good grades. He’s personable. People like him. He’s just a normal kid,” said his mother, Ilana Britten.
After Jordan Britten was found dead, funeral arrangements began. The money from a GoFundMe account that was set up to aide in the search for Britten will be used to help his family pay for his funeral and burial.
“It is with great sadness that I must report that Jordan Britten’s body was found behind Schlitterbahn in South Padre Island. Please keep this family in your prayers at this difficult time. Any funds from this will go to helping his mom, Ilana, bring Jordan home to our Lord. Thank you,” read a message on the GoFundMe page on Thursday.
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