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Update at 9:50 pm: Raymond Howell Jr.’s death has been ruled a suicide.

McKINNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating after the body of a teenager was discovered early this morning in McKinney.

Police say they found the body of a teenage boy outside along Eldorado Parkway just east of Stonebridge.

Officials have been investigating since 7:00am.

According to the family, the dead boy has been identified as Raymond Howell Jr, a junior at McKinney Boyd High School. They say he was being bullied and had recently asked for a transfer.

The cause of death has not been released yet.

There’s been some social media chatter about the death, but parents who talked with CBS 11’s Robbie Owens, say they don’t want online gossip, they want facts– especially if there is some ongoing threat because there are several schools near here.

“If this was a crime, there is absolutely no way I would let them walk two feet out of the front door. Honestly, when I saw the yellow tape my first instinct was to u-turn and go get my children. I stopped hoping I could get some answers, and I’ve got none,” said concerned parent Julie Meehan.

Meehan said many children walk or ride their bikes to school in the community and parents want to know if there is a killer is on the loose.

*This is a developing story. Listen to 1080 KRLD and watch CBS 11 for the latest details.

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