Farmington police continue to investigate death of 15-year-old boy

The Daily Times staff
The Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Farmington police on Monday continued investigating the death of Nephi Seavey, a 15-year-old Farmington boy whose body was found Thursday after a four-day search.

Farmington police spokeswoman Georgette Allen said on Monday that Seavey's body was sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy and a toxicology screening, and police are awaiting those results.

She said Seavey's body did not have wounds that would suggest foul play.

As previously reported, Seavey left his home at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 without his phone or wallet and failed to show up for work. His body was discovered at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near a dirt road just south of Piñon Hills Golf Course.

Allen said anyone with information on Seavey's whereabouts during the time he was reported missing should contact the Farmington Police Department's detectives division at 505-599-1005.

"If anyone has information or was with him — we are trying to put the pieces together," Allen said.

Seavey was a Piedra Vista High School student who enjoyed swimming and diving, according to an obituary published Sunday in the Daily Times. He also danced with Mann Dance Academy and had recently started working as a lifeguard for the city of Farmington.

He is survived by his father, Brian Seavey; his mother, Lisa Seavey; his brothers, Ammon, Mosiah and Helaman; and his sisters, Ella and Lilly.

As of Monday, no funeral service information had been released.