Cayman Naib, the 13-year-old boy who went missing several days ago in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was found dead Sunday and now friends and family are mourning teen.
According to Cayman Naib’s family announced the teen’s death Sunday in a Facebook post.
According to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, the teen was found around 2 p.m. Sunday in a shallow creek on the family’s 17-acre property.
A massive search began Wednesday after the 8th grader went missing. On Sunday, the Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Team found Cayman Naib.
A member of the team, Mark Hopkins, told NBC10 they found Cayman Naib near a stone wall in a shallow area of a creek and called police.
“It’s difficult, but you want the family to have closure so you can move on in the grieving process and that’s all you can do sometimes,” said Hopkins. “We all wanted a different outcome and this is the outcome we got unfortunately.”
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The Delaware County Medical Examiner is trying to determine the cause of death. er.
Following the discovery of the teen’s body, a memorial vigil was held at the school Sunday around 6:30 p.m.
Steve Piltch, the headmaster of the teen’s school, released a statement on the teen’s death.
“We are devastated by the loss of Cayman Naib,” Piltch wrote. “He was a terrific kid, who was always willing to help and brought a smile to our faces. Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with the Naib family today and always.”
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Becky Naib, the teen’s mother, told NBC10 she believed pressure to complete school work may have been a factor in her son’s disappearance.
“We think his leaving might have been sparked by an email that said he was going to fail a class if he didn’t get something in by today,” she said.
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) March 7, 2015
During Sunday’s vigil, Piltch told the grieving students that members the school and community were there to support them no matter what hardships they face.
“If you have a question or you have a concern, whether it’s about yourself or a friend or somebody you don’t even know, let people know,” Piltch said. “Talk about it. Get the support you need.”