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.