Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Buffalo Police are still searching for clues as to what happened to Ameer Al Shammari after the 13 year old's body was found in Saturday afternoon on Amherst Street in the Black Rock area of Buffalo. Police have now ruled the death a homicide.
On Monday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he met with Al Shammari's parents. "The family obviously is very sad, they're heartbroken," Brown said. "I shared with them that the community is heartbroken as well. This is a terrible loss of a young teenager and it hurts all of us."
Brown said he spoke to the family, who do not speak English, through a translator.
The Mayor says the investigation is still active.
Al Shammari was last seen on Friday evening, his family reported him missing later Friday night. A Buffalo Police spokesman says the investigation began immediately after Al Shammari was reported missing, and included other police agencies. Al Shammari was found about 18 hours after he was reported missing.
"This is an active investigation," Brown said. "Every single lead, every single bit of information is being followed up on. I would ask the community to please provide any information that anyone in the community might have. Please call the tip line number. We will follow up on every single lead available."
If you have any information regarding the death of Ameer Al Shammari, police are asking you call their tip line at (716) 847-2255.