UPDATE: Sacramento police find missing freshman basketball player

UPDATE: Sacramento police find missing freshman basketball player

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UPDATE: Sacramento police find missing freshman basketball player

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Rio Americano freshman basketball player Nicholas Sheehy has been missing since Monday following a disappointing loss — Facebook

Rio Americano freshman basketball player Nicholas Sheehy has been missing since Monday following a disappointing loss — Facebook

 

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A student from Rio Americano High School who was missing since Monday morning was found alive Thursday and will be reunited with his family, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.

Bowman did not say anything about the teen’s condition when reporting he was located on Thursday.

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A strange and disturbing case has emerged in California, where Sacramento police are searching for a missing teenager whose parents say was distraught about his basketball team’s most recent loss.

As reported by the Sacramento Bee, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department has launched a search for 15-year-old Nicholas Sheehy, a member of the Rio Americano High freshman basketball team. The missing boy is one half of twin brothers who star on the team and played in the team’s 60-45 loss to Lincoln High School on Saturday.

According to Sheehy’s father, Tom Sheehy, the teen was deeply upset about the team’s weekend loss and that emotion was the true difference between Sheehy’s mentality that morning compared to other days.

Yet Sheehy’s twin brother, Christopher, said that he was convinced his brother had moved past the loss and was ready to start a new at practice after school.

“That day was just like a normal day. We got dressed, had pancakes, he got on his bike and said ‘See you at school,’ ” Christopher Sheehy told the Bee. “I thought it he was over it.”

An informal search support network has popped up online, with the family, friends and others posting tips on a dedicated Facebook page. Meanwhile, Tom Sheehy insists that he and the rest of the family have absolutely no idea where he could be.

“If he ran away, he didn’t want to be found,” Sheehy said.

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