A missing Thornton teenager was found dead Thursday in Boulder, his pastor confirmed.

Kim Skattum, senior pastor of the Crossroads Church's Northglenn Campus, said a prayer vigil was held Thursday night for Kaedon Anderle, who had been missing since Wednesday.

Skattum did not know where in Boulder the teenager's body had been found, but said police were investigating.

"He was a straight-up great kid," Skattum said. "He loved people and people loved him."

Anderle was described by Skattum as a kind-hearted young man who was an athlete and musician.

Anderle attended Horizon High School. Many of his schoolmates attended the prayer vigil, Skattum said.

"It's just so sad," he said.

The Boulder County Corner's Office said in short news release that the body of a 17-year-old male had been found Thursday near the intersection of 6th Street and Baseline Road, but refused to release any more information. Boulder police confirmed that the death was under investigation.

Thornton police confirmed a missing person's report had been filed for Anderle on Wednesday, but declined to comment further.

A missing person poster on the church Facebook page said the teenager was last seen leaving the East Lake Post Office and headed toward a bank at East 120th Avenue and Colorado early Wednesday afternoon, but never made it to the bank.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.


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