Hayward Teen Found Dead After Twin Brother Attempts Suicide

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HAYWARD (AP) – A search-and-rescue team located a body believed to be that of a 15-year-old Hayward boy whose twin brother had to be subdued a day earlier.

KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:

The San Francisco Chronicle reported the team discovered the body at about 8 a.m. Wednesday in a ravine behind Hayward High School.

Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson tells the Chronicle the body did not appear to have been in the ravine for long. The body was not positively identified.

The apparent victim’s twin brother had been found in a home Tuesday amid a report of a burglary in progress. Nelson says the boy had slashed himself with a knife, tried to fill the home with gas and asked deputies to kill him.

The twins’ names had not been released.

An autopsy was planned.

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