By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Close X

Morning Express with Robin Meade

A fast, personal, and smart blend of all the news you want in the morning. We call it "News in the Fast Lane." So buckle up.

Did teen's movie obsession lead to his death?

NEED TO KNOW
  • 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."

Morning Express with Robin Meade airs Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. ET on HLN.  Like the show on Facebook, follow on Twitter: @MorningExp.

Join the conversation...

HLNtv.com welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.
Witnesses describe the moment Brown was shot
National Headlines | See all 1691 items Witnesses describe the moment Brown was shot

Advertisement