A teen boy's body was found in the bed of a pickup after a high-speed chase in Florida.
Authorities identified the vehicle's driver as Carlos Castaneda, 17, according to local reports.
A passenger in the car is also under investigation, The Sun Sentinel reported.
Authorities say a 17-year-old boy led the police on a high-speed chase Friday with the body of a dead teen in the bed of his pickup truck, according to local reports.
The chase was apparently prompted by reports of a shooting in Florida's Palm Beach County on Friday night.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office tweeted that it had received a call that night from someone who reported witnessing a shooting. The person said the shooter and a second person were trying to drag the victim's body into a canal.
But before deputies could respond to the scene, the two had instead put the body in the back of a Ford F-150 pickup truck and fled the scene, the tweet thread said.
Sheriff's deputies tracked the vehicle down sometime after, sparking a chase.
Authorities say that after speeding on I-95 northbound for some 50 miles, deputies conducted a pit maneuver and stop the vehicle, according to WPBF.
"Both suspects were taken into custody and the deceased victim's body was located in the bed of the truck," the sheriff's office said in a tweet.
The victim has not been identified.
Officials in Martin County, where the chase ended, identified the driver as Carlos Castaneda, 17, according to WPTV.
Castaneda has been charged with fleeing and eluding in Martin County, according to WPTV, and Palm Beach officials told WPBF he'd eventually be charged with murder.
A female passenger has not been identified and has not been charged, according to WPBF. She is being investigated, authorities told The Sun Sentinel.
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