Boy Found Dead In St. Mary’s

A two-year-old boy was found dead in a creek in St. Mary’s Saturday. The boy’s mother reported to Alaska State Troopers the boy was missing Saturday afternoon.

Troopers and local search crews initiated a hasty search of the area. They also diverted an aircraft with a pilot and  spotter to fly over the area. Searchers combed the creek near the house and eventually found the child’s body caught under a sunken wood pallet.

Troopers say there are no signs of foul play. The boy’s body will be sent to the medical examiners office for an autopsy.