A 14-year-old Florida teen was reported missing last month by his family and police say his remains were found in a wooded area.
Now authorities announced charges were filed against two teenagers in connection to the boy's murder.
Cody Walker was last seen by his family on March 14 and forensic evidence and witness testimony indicated his death happened the following morning, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Isaiah Jordan McCullers, 18, and Isaac Cameron Daniels, 19, were both charged with first-degree felony murder during the commission of a robbery, authorities announced at a press conference.
The charges were filed against both suspects on April 2, according to authorities. At that time, McCullers was already in jail for a violation of probation. However, Daniels remains at large at the time of the press conference, authorities said.
Details of Walker’s death were not disclosed, as authorities said they would be withheld and the investigation will remain open while Daniels remains free.
Authorities said Walker was last seen by his family on March 14 and they reported him missing on March 19. His remains were found in a wooded lot on March 28, police said.
McCullers’ arrest report stated there was evidence to indicate that Walker was killed at the same location of where his body was found.
On April 1, authorities said they positively identified the remains as Walker.
At the press conference, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson said, “On April 2, one day later, we had a murder charge on the suspect who was identified as Isaiah McCullers.”
During the investigation, authorities said detectives conducted more than 30 interviews and used seven search warrants.
The sheriff addressed rumors online that they “really didn’t put all our resources to bear on this case because Cody Walker had run-ins with us prior.”
He went on to say, "Well, I think that we've dispelled that because obviously when you already have a positive ID on the victim and a guy in jail that tells you that we took it pretty seriously, and we take every case seriously."
A GoFundMe page was created to help with the cost of Walker's memorial service and to help his mother and sister move away from Santa Rosa County.
On the GoFundMe page, it states his family is “absolutely terrified to live here any longer” and “they lost everything here” and “need a chance to start over.”
The Florida State Attorney Ginger Bowden also spoke at the press conference and wanted to ensure that they are hoping McCullers and Daniels “do not see the streets of this county or any other county again.”
In Florida, first-degree murder during a robbery is punishable by up to life in prison or the death penalty.