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Missing Delaware County Teen Cayman Naib Found Dead

Friends and family are mourning a Delaware County, Pennsylvania teen.

Cayman Naib, a 13-year-old boy who went missing several days ago, was found dead Sunday, according to his family.

Naib's family made the announcement on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

The teen's snow-covered body was discovered around 2 p.m. Sunday in a shallow creek on the family's 17-acre property on Harrison Drive in Newtown Square, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.

The Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue Team, composed of 20 people and five dogs, made the discovery. Mark Hopkins, a member of the team, told NBC10 they found Naib near a stone wall in a shallow area of the Darby Creek. They immediately 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."

The teen's body was taken to the Delaware County Medical Examiner who is working to determine the cause of death.

NBC10 also reached out to a family spokesperson, but she declined to comment further.

Naib was an 8th grade student at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. A memorial vigil was held at the school Sunday around 6:30 p.m. Steve Piltch, the headmaster of the 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."

Naib went missing Wednesday night after leaving his Newtown Square home without his cellphone.

Becky Naib, the teen's mother, told NBC10 her son had been under pressure recently to get his school work done. She said the teen may have feared having to admit he was behind and face the consequences both at home and The Shipley School.

"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.

She was the last to see Cayman, who was doing homework before dinner. When the family sat down to eat around 7:15, Cayman was gone.

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."

Counselors will be available for students throughout the week. Piltch also told NBC10 students and staff are showing their support for Cayman's sister, who is a 9th grader at Shipley.

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