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Search crews find body of missing 5-year-old boy in Willamette River

Photo of Allen 'Chaz' Pearson from the Polk County Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff's deputies have located the body of Allen "Chaz" Pearson.

The 5-year-old boy was last seen playing by the Willamette River at Wallace Marine Park around 5 p.m. last Friday.

A search for Chaz involving more than a dozen agencies including the Oregon National Guard went on throughout the weekend. Officials have confirmed he wasn't wearing a life jacket.

His body was found near the Wheatland Ferry around 2 p.m. Monday, just upriver from the Polk County line. It's about 13 miles from where he was last seen.

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