California boy, 11, reported missing has been found dead

An 11-year-old California boy who was reported missing has been found dead, police said.

Roman Anthony Lopez was last seen Saturday morning at his home in Placerville, The Sacramento Bee reports.

The boy's death is being investigated as suspicious, police said.

The Placerville Police Department found him Saturday after conducting a search of the neighborhood in the community 44 miles east of Sacramento, authorities said.

Police did not take questions or provide additional information during a press briefing Sunday.

Neighbors said they're in shock that this could happen in their community and several said they've been in tears since finding out he was dead.

“This was not expected,” said Kristen Nale.