LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Clinton County Sheriff Sean Dush has confirmed that missing 2-year-old Jermain Jones’ body was found by a dive team in the Looking Glass River.
Sheriff Dush said teams spent the day checking and double-checking buildings, wooded areas, and nearby rivers for any signs of the missing child and had called in law enforcement from all across the state. They found the body at around 4:00 p.m.
The toddler, Jermain Jones, was just 2 years old.
According to Sheriff Dush, the toddler was at home with a babysitter on Monday. The babysitter told investigators she went to take a shower and was in the shower less than 10 minutes when the boy disappeared.
Clinton County dispatch first received calls about a missing child on Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. and teams had been working non-stop to locate the boy.
Overnight temperatures dropped down to the low 40s in the area of the search. The sheriff said law enforcement from multiple agencies, including dive teams and State Police helicopters were a part of the search. They also used drones and thermal imaging cameras to search for the child.
6 News has been on the scene since yesterday afternoon and saw more than a hundred volunteers assisting authorities from the Michigan State Police, Clinton County Sheriff and the Office of the Michigan Attorney General in the search.
Crews are also grateful for the 500 people who signed up Tuesday to help in the search and all the donations they have received when it comes to food and water.