UPDATE: Missing Autistic Paw Paw Teen Found Dead

Michigan State Police say a missing 18-year-old Paw Paw High School senior with autism has been found dead. Shawn Capaccio was reported missing after disappearing Thursday morning around 6. Troopers saw him in an area near his home around noon Friday, but weren’t able to make contact with him. Capaccio’s body was found just before 3 p.m. in a wooded area in Paw Paw Township. Foul play is not suspected, but there is no indication of how the young man died. After his first sighting, police said his family did not believe he was in danger.

Counselors and crisis workers will be at Paw Paw High School on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. to meet with students and staff members mourning Capaccio’s death.