UPDATE: Police ID body found earlier this week as Amara Jones

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a body found behind a home Wednesday evening.

A group of teens found the body near the 4500 block of Hedges Avenue.

“Every time I close my eyes, I can see him. I don’t think I’m going to be able to sleep good,” said Lillyn Gumminger, who discovered the body.

Police are on the scene. The body has not been identified and police said it could take a day or two.

No foul play is suspected at this time, according to police.

The teens were searching for a missing 18-year-old form Kansas City. Amara Jones was reported missing nearly three weeks ago.

“My brother is best friends with him and this is completely out of character for him. He would never do anything like this,” said Tamia McGill who also discovered the body.

“Posts have been going around, yes, but nobody would actually go out and look for him. We thought, why not come out and do something and try to find him,” said Klowie Krebs.

Local teachers and students from Raytown High School organized the search effort Wednesday afternoon.

“He was an artist, he made music. He was talented too. Everyone is Raytown loves him,” McGill said.

This is a developing story. FOX4 will update as we learn more.

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