Missing Red Lion teen found dead

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

A Red Lion Area Senior High School student who went missing earlier this week has been found dead.

James Grothey, a state police spokesperson for the York County barracks, confirmed Thursday that J. Carson Capik was found deceased, and the death is a suspected suicide.

York County Corner Pam Gay also confirmed the teen's death. She deferred any other details to state police.

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J. Carson Capik, 17, was last seen by his mother at his home in Windsor Township Tuesday morning before school.

Red Lion Area School District spokesperson Don Dimoff said a note about Capik's death has been sent home to senior high parents.

Capik, 17, was reported missing to York County Regional Police by his parents around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday after he did not return from a school function.

Capik was last seen by his mother at his home in Windsor Township on Tuesday morning before school. 

He last contacted his parents around 2 p.m. Tuesday and his phone had been shut off since that time, according to police, who on Wednesday requested the public's help in locating Capik.