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Did teen's movie obsession lead to his death?

  • Dad says Jonathan Croom was a huge fan of 'Into the Wild'
  • Police investigating death as a suicide
Police investigating Jonathan Croom's death as a suicide

A missing teen who may have been trying to emulate his favorite movie has been found dead in rural Oregon. Police are investigating it as a suicide.

Jonathan Croom apparently loved the film "Into the Wild," which is about a man who lived off the land and ultimately died in the Alaskan wilderness.

The 18-year-old disappeared last week.

His dad says he'd told a friend he wanted to run away.

MORE: The cult of "Into the Wild."

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