Body found in Homestead identified as area teen

Miami-Dade Police have officially identified the body found last week partially covered in a Homestead wooded area as a Southwest Dade 17-year-old, Jose Santos Amaya Guardado.

The death of Guardado, just over a month before his 18th birthday, is being investigated as a homicide.

According to police, Guardado was reported missing June 28. His brother found his partially buried body last week in the woods near the 28000 block of Southwest 125th Avenue.