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Father and son go missing while at Downriver Marina in Michigan

April 16, 2020 – The body of Justin Oaks has been found, Jaxson is still missing.

Original Story: Justin Oaks, 29, and his 6-year-old son Jaxson, left their home about 9:48 a.m. on Sunday, March 29 and launched their boat from the Downriver Marina located at 11234 US Turnpike Road, in Berlin, near the Lake Erie Metropark south of Rockwood. Their plans were to travel the Huron River.  

Police said the last contact with Justin was at 11:58 on March 29, 2020 via text message from his phone.

Justin and Jaxon did not return to their vehicle which was found parked at the Downriver Marina boat launch with an empty boat trailer attached to it.

Authorities were first contacted at approximately 4:37 p.m. and an extensive search was conducted but they have not been located.

Corky, Jaxon’s great aunt has been posting. There was one boat found on the shore that was not the boat, another one found under water that was not the boat and had actually been under water for a long time. There is also a social media post that bodies were found, but this was a hoax and according to Corky the search continues and they have not been located at this writing on Wednesday morning April 1, 2020.

Justin is 6 feet 1 inch, weighs 226 pounds, has brown hair and eyes, and a full beard. He was wearing a tan vest and blue jeans.

Jaxon is 4 feet 5 inches, has brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a camouflage jacket, tan hat, and blue sweatpants. and he has a missing front tooth and black glasses.

The father and son were in a camouflage 14-foot Grumman Aluminum flat bottom boat, according to Michigan State Police.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 or the Michigan State Police Monroe Post at 734-242-3500.

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