Missing Canadian teen's body found, paper reports

Wed Nov 5, 2008 1:50pm EST
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TORONTO (Reuters) - The body of a Canadian teenager who ran away from home after his parents took away his Xbox 360 video game console has been found, the Toronto Star reported on Wednesday.

Police said hunters found the body of Brandon Crisp in a wooded area northeast of Barrie, Ontario, where the 15-year-old lived with his parents, the Star reported on its Web site.

Details on the cause of death or on whether foul play was suspected were not immediately available.

The boy had been missing since October 13. He left home after his parents took away his gaming privileges because of his excessive playing of "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," a wartime shooting simulator.

The game also lets players compete against each other online and Microsoft Corp, the maker of the Xbox 360 console, had been co-operating with police as they reviewed the list of players with whom Brandon Crisp may have played shortly before he disappeared.

Microsoft also matched an existing C$25,000 ($21,500) reward for information that would lead to the teenager's return.

($1=$1.16 Canadian)

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Frank McGurty)