PAW PAW, Mich. (WWJ) — A missing autistic teen from Van Buren County was found dead after an extensive search in west Michigan on Friday.

Michigan State Police say 18-year-old Shawn Capaccio walked away from his Paw Paw Township home around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. WWMT reports his body was discovered in a wooded area later Friday afternoon.

Investigators tell WWJ Newsradio they had spotted Capaccio between the time he went missing and the time of his death, but Capaccio ran away into a wooded area.

Capaccio’s family didn’t believe he was in any danger. Police don’t believe there was foul play.

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