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Mother Wants Law Enforcement to Examine Missing Teens' Boat

The boat Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos sailed will return to shore on Monday

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    Mother Wants Law Enforcement to Examine Missing Teens' Boat
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    This combination made from photos provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows Perry Cohen (left) and Austin Stephanos (right), both 14 years old. Cohen and Stephanos were last seen Friday afternoon, July 24, 2015, in the Jupiter, Florida, area buying fuel for their 19-foot boat before embarking on a fishing trip.

    The mother of one of the missing Florida teens wants law enforcement to conduct “a proper forensic examination” of their boat when it returns to shore on Monday, NBC News reported. 

    Pamela Cohen requested that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or both conduct the review, her attorney said in a letter to the two agencies. 

    The boat that her son Perry and his friend Austin Stephanos sailed off the coast of Jupiter on July 24 was found capsized on March 18. The vessel is being brought back in a shipping container to Port Everglades in Florida. 

    An iPhone found on the boat that was turned over to Apple was not salvageable because it was under water for eight months. 

    One of the teens’ family members suggested the two boys may have been abducted. An investigative file revealed that the FBI was involved, but that the probe was never considered criminal. The teens are officially classified as missing.