MONROE, MI – On March 29th, 2020, troopers from the Monroe Post responded to a report of missing boaters on the Huron River. A 29-year-old man and his 6-year-old son had left to go fishing and the family was unable to contact them.
An extensive search was conducted by the Michigan State Police Marine Services Team with assistance from the United States Coast Guard, the Michigan DNR, the Brownstown Police and Fire Departments, the Rockwood Police and Fire Departments and the Flat Rock Police and Fire Departments.
The boat they had been in was later recovered overturned in the Huron River. The father, Justin Oaks, was located in the water near the mouth of Lake Erie on April 13th, 2020.
On Friday April 24th, 2020, a relative of the two boaters was continuing a search for the still missing 6-year-old, Jaxon Oaks. The relative subsequently discovered a body in the Huron River and reported it to the Michigan State Police. Members of the Michigan DNR assembled and assisted with the recovery of the body from the river.
The body was positively identified as Jaxon Oaks, the 6-year-old son that went missing with his father on March 29th, 2020.
Anyone having information about the incident is asked to contact Tpr. Evan Ashley of the Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.
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