I didn't tell my friend what I saw
I used to live in a heavily wooded area and one day a boy went missing. He was not a small child he was a 16 year old boy. He disappeared one day and an extensive search by police and volunteers failed to find him.
I was friends with his younger brother who was devastated by his brother being gone. No one had a clue what had happened.
Time went by and the months turned into a year. Nothing.
One day my Uncle and I decided to go camping in a remote area of the forest when I saw what appeared to be a turtle shell. On investigation it turned out to be a human skull. There were several other bones scattered about which had apparently been scattered by animals. I recognized a shirt as being the one the boy often wore. There was a gun nearby which was very rusted. There was also a box of shells nearby.
My Uncle and I got the H*** back home and called the police. We led them to the remains which were eventually retrieved and taken to be examined.
It was the missing boy. After careful examination it was determined that the boy had committed suicide. There was a bullet in the skull at an angle that indicated the wound was self inflicted.
MY parents told me to never tell my friend about the suicide part and I never have.