Justin and Jaxon Oaks

Dad who vanished during fishing trip found dead; young son still missing

The body of a Michigan father who went missing on a fishing trip with his young son last month has been recovered.

Justin Oaks, 29, and his 6-year-old son Jaxson had not been seen since March 29, when the father and son pair set off  from the Downriver Marina and Campground in South Rockwood to go fishing. A week later, authorities found the fishing boat but no sign of the man and boy.

According to WDIV, a local fisherman contacted the Brownstown Township Police Department on April 13 to say that he spotted a body in the river near the mouth of Lake Erie. A search team responded to the call and recovered the body, since identified as Justin Oaks.

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The six-year-old boy has not been found. Jaxson Oaks is described as 4 feet and 5 inches tall; when he was last seen, he was wearing a camoflauge jacket.

Anyone with information is urge to call Michigan State Police at 734-242-3500.

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