MCSO: Body of missing teen found near Anthem

Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 17:34:53-05

A missing teen in Anthem was found deceased Thursday near Anthem, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Family and friends told ABC15 that 16-year-old Nicodemus Kyllingstad was last seen Sunday and did not show up to school the next day.

MCSO began a search soon after and said he was believed to be a runaway.

Deputies said the teen's body was found Thursday morning in the desert, north of Anthem.

There were no signs of foul play, MCSO said.