A Philadelphia student’s body was discovered several days after he went missing because he was falling behind on his schoolwork.
Cayman Naib went missing last Wednesday before the snowstorm that hit the northeast, and many people took to the streets trying to find the young boy in a search party that had been formed on Facebook called, “Find Cayman.”
Naib was sent an email claiming that he was falling behind on his homework just hours before the student went missing, and it has been confirmed that the thirteen year olds body has been discovered after a frantic search.
Naib’s body was discovered buried under snow by the search party on Sunday right near his family’s home in a creek. The student’s at the Bryn Mawr School are mourning the loss of their friend, and grief counselors reported to be making sure all the student’s emotional needs are being met and answered.
On Sunday, citizens of the town gathered together for a candlelight vigil to remember Naib, and to help the parent’s cope with this tremendous loss. Citizens of the town discovered that Naib’s body was found after his parents posted an official statement on social media saying, “It is with a heavy heart that we share news that the family has just learned through the search-and-rescue team and local law enforcement that Cayman has been found deceased. Please understand that the family is still processing and struggling with this most recent news, but that they would like to thank all of the thousands of people over the last five days friends, family, community, law enforcement, local, county, and federal, search and rescue, fire departments, the school communities, especially Shipley and Episcopal Academy, and even perfect strangers who have come together to support the family to find Cayman.”
Naib’s parents claimed, “He is a good kid and has no substance abuse or other issues. This is the first time he has ever done anything like this,” claiming that Cayman vanished just thirty minutes after receiving the email from the school saying that he was falling behind.
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