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Police: Missing 18-year-old found dead in Paw Paw Twp.

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Update: Michigan State Police say Shawn Capaccio was found dead Friday afternoon in a wooded area in Paw Paw Township.

PAW PAW, Mich. — Michigan State Police are asking for help in locating a missing 18-year-old man who is believed to have Asperger’s.

Shawn Thomas Capaccio was last seen in Paw Paw Township at his home on April 13 at approximately 6 a.m.  Police say that he was spotted at about noon in a wooded area near his home, but he fled into the woods.

According to police, the teen was believed to be in danger due to previous threats and actions. Family now says that they don’t believe he is in danger, but would like him to be brought back home.

Capaccio is a white male with ear length shaggy hair, brown eyes, approximately 5’8″ and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a darker gray hoodie and wears black framed glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Van Buren County Dispatch at 269-657-3101 or the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post at 269-657-5551.

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