Missing Newtown Square Eighth-Grader Found Dead

Cayman Naib's body has been found.

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Cayman Naib, the eighth-grade boy who went missing from his Newtown Square home on Wednesday evening, has been found dead. The news was reported on the Facebook page dedicated to finding him. It reads:

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.

We can’t begin to tell you how this support and concern and prayers have buoyed the Naibs during this incredibly difficult time. We would ask at this point that the family be given the privacy and quiet that they need to grieve, heal, and to support their daughter.

While the investigation is ongoing there will be no further public statements or posts to this Facebook page.

Naib went missing around 6:30 on Wednesday night from his home in Newtown Square. He left wearing ski pants, a down jacket, and hiking boots, but didn’t take his cell phone or wallet. In previous posts on the “Find Cayman” page, his family had suggested Naib’s disappearance might’ve been related to an email he received from school that evening about overdue homework. Naib was a student at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr.

His body was found in Darby Creek, just a short distance from his home.