Ketchikan boy found dead after search by Troopers

    Jaxson Brown

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KTKN) - The body of a five-year-old boy, previously missing in Ketchikan, has been found by Alaska State Troopers.

    Search efforts had been ongoing for five-year-old Jaxson Brown in Ketchikan.

    Jaxson went out hiking with his mother, identified as Jennifer Treat, 36 of Ketchikan, on Wednesday afternoon. During the hike, the pair became disoriented and lost the trail.

    According to Alaska State Troopers, they spent the night together. In the morning, Treat left Jaxson to seek help on her own, as he was reportedly tired and didn’t want to hike anymore.

    In her rush to find help, Treat reportedly tripped on a root and significantly injured her leg.

    Treat was found the following day and search and rescue efforts immediately began for Jaxson.

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