Missing 11-year-old boy found, in good spirits, police say

Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 1:47 PM EST
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The Summers County Sheriff’s Department said 11-year-old Jayden Reese was found just before 2 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said he was found alive and is in good spirits.

Reese is currently being treated for possible hypothermia, officers said.

The SCSD thanks everyone who was instrumental in locating Reese.


Authorities said they are actively searching for a missing 11-year-old boy.

Sheriff Faris with the Summers County Sheriff’s Department said Jayden Reese, 11, was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket in the Jumping Branch area of Summers County.

Officers said they have a command post at Bluestone Baptist Church in Jumping Branch for volunteers to check in at to help search for Reese.

Anyone with information regarding Resse’s whereabouts may call the Summers County Sheriff’s Department at 304-466-7111.