McHenry County teen missing for week found dead, police say

MCHENRY, Ill. -- The body of an 18-year-old man who had been missing for a week was found Saturday in an unincorporated area of suburban McHenry County, authorities said.

About 1:30 p.m., officials responded to the area of Nish Road and Highview Road in Nunda Township after receiving calls that a body had been found, the McHenry County coroner's office said.

The body was identified by a family member as 18-year-old Aidan Beckford of Huntley, the coroner's office said. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday to determine the cause and manner of his death.

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The area where Beckford's body was found includes a wooded tract, the Fox River and a neighborhood of single family homes. Authorities did not say specifically where Beckford's body was found, nor how long he had been dead.

Beckford was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 30 when he ran off following an argument with a relative near the area where his body was found, the McHenry County sheriff's office said in a statement when he was reported missing.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2019.)