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OFFICALS: Teen who went missing in Smith County drowns in pool near his house

"Please pray for the family as they endure this tragic loss," the SCSO said.

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — A Smith County teen who went missing over the weekend has died, the sheriff's office said Sunday. 

The SCSO says around 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Kaegan Wright, 16, left his home on County Road 314 on foot, in the Sand Flat area of northern Smith County.

"Kaegan has a slight mental condition but is fully functional and athletic," the SCSO said.

Wright's family says he "got the idea in his head that he needs to go to Florida," even though he has no family or friends there. 

"The last time Kaegan did this he was located at the Pilot Truck Stop at FM 14 and Interstate 20," the SCSO said. "At that time, he was trying to get a trucker to take him to Florida. The cameras at the truck stop have been checked with no sign of Kaegan."

Around 7 p.m. Saturday evening, responded to a drowning call in the 15500 block of CR 314. 

"Upon arrival they were informed that Kaegan Wright had drowned in a swimming pool at this location," the SCSO said in a statement. "The pool was located in the backyard of a residence near Kaegan’s home on CR 314. "

Wright's body was sent for autopsy. 

"Please pray for the family as they endure this tragic loss," the SCSO said.

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