UPDATE | Authorities find missing 12-year-old boy in Jones County

UPDATE | Jones County Sheriff’s Office deputies found 12-year-old Aiden Kennedy around 5 p.m. Tuesday. He is back with his parents tonight, according to Jones County Sheriff Butch Reece.

Kennedy was found less than two miles from his home after going missing from his home sometime after 10 p.m. Monday, according to Reece.

A 12-year-old boy, who is Kennedy’s classmate, and his father found Kennedy hiding in a small wooded area next to their home.

The boy and his father say Kennedy told them he’d been hiding there since around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

“I stepped in the bush to ask him why he ran away, because I don’t really know why,” the boy who found him said. “But he didn’t get to finish.”

The boy said authorities were there “15 or 20 seconds” later and took Kennedy to his parents’ home.

Reece says U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Georgia State Patrol assisted with the search.

GRAY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Local, state and federal agencies are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy in Jones County.

Jones County Sheriff’s deputies identified the boy as Aiden Kennedy. Authorities believe he is in the Round Oak/Wayside area of Jones County.


Deputies describe Aiden as:

      • white male
      • stands 5 foot in height
      • weighs between 50 and 60 lbs
      • black hair
      • pale skin
      • mole on the base of his neck on the right side

Authorities say Aiden was last seen in the Monticello Hwy/Round Oak area.

Anyone with information

If you or your child knows where Aiden is, please call the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 986-3489.

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