Missing Philly teen found dead in creek weeks after he vanished with friend whose body was recovered from river

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A missing Philadelphia teen, who vanished in March with a friend, was found dead in the Wissahickon Creek on Tuesday.

18-year-old Quadir Diaz was identified as the body found in water across from the SEPTA Loop early Tuesday, authorities said.

“I need answers and I need the city to give me answers. And I’m going to demand the answers. It’s not over until I find out exactly what happened to them,” Diaz’s mother said.

Diaz disappeared after leaving with his 21-year-old friend Ausar Scott-Thomas early in March.

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  • Their families and police started a frantic search for the missing young men until March 31, when Scott-Thomas’ remains were located in the Schuylkill River.

    “I had to go to the funeral place to see him. It was hard. It was so hard. I had to see the condition of his body and there was nothing wrong with him,” Scott-Thomas’s father said.

    Police said that the men’s bodies showed no evidence of trauma or external wounds and their deaths remain unexplained.

    Scott-Thomas’s mother said her son was an engineering student at Thaddeus Stevens College and was “just full of energy.”

    “Bouncing everywhere. Goofy. He liked to have fun. Loved family. Loved being around family,” she said.