Body, found in canal, ID'd as missing teen

March 12, 2008 6:07:02 PM PDT
A body found floating in a Long Island canal has been identified as a 17-year-old reported missing a month ago by his family. Kieran McCaffrey's body was removed from a canal in Massapequa on Monday by Nassau County police. Authorities identified the body on Tuesday, saying they're awaiting autopsy results for a cause of death.

McCaffrey, a senior at Massapequa High School, was last seen early February 3 near his home. When McCaffrey didn't come home, his family filed a report with police.

The flag in front of Massapequa High School was flown at half-staff in McCaffrey's memory. The 17-year-old is the second high school senior to die this year. In January, Michael Gruber, a 17-year-old senior, died of meningitis.