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Neighbors And Friends Search For Answers In Easton Teen's Death

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EASTON, Md. - Maryland State Police are still investigating the death of 18-year-old Samuel Cross. Meanwhile, neighbors and friends of Cross are heart broken, and searching for answers.

"He was a great, happy, always smiling kid," said Chris Duncan, a neighbor of Cross, and mother of one of Cross' friends. "It's just a loss because he's a great boy who's gone too soon from us."

Cross, a freshman at the University of Tampa, was back home for the summer, and reportedly hanging out with friends the night before he went missing.

"It's a scary world we live in nowadays and it seems like you hear more and more about young people dying," Duncan said.

For this tight knit community, another tragic young death feels all too familiar. Just a few months ago, they lost 22-year-old Matthew Schilling to a reported drug overdose.

"You can only do what you can do to educate your children," Duncan said. "Good kids make bad choices if indeed that's what it is."

Friends described Cross as an outgoing, great kid. His best friend, Peter, told WMDT the last time he saw Cross was at 4 PM on Sunday. Cross told him he was going to see a friend that night.

Monday morning, Cross' body was found on Bozman-Neavitt Road in St. Michael's, with his green Honda Pilot parked nearby. Police said there were no visible wounds to his body, and investigators believe his body may have been moved from a different location.

"They're talking to family, friends, anyone who may have known why the deceased was in the area," said Sgt. Mark Black.

Despite circulating rumors, those that knew Sam, said they loved him.

His father, told us with teary eyes, that Sam was a "wonderful kid."

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