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Missing, endangered 9-year-old SC boy found safe, deputies say

9-year-old Jaylen Frazier, left, is missing from his Aiken County, SC, home and in danger, deputies say. His father, Patrick Frazier, right, sent messages to Jaylen’s mother threatening to harm himself or the boy.
9-year-old Jaylen Frazier, left, is missing from his Aiken County, SC, home and in danger, deputies say. His father, Patrick Frazier, right, sent messages to Jaylen’s mother threatening to harm himself or the boy.

A missing 9-year-old South Carolina boy was found safe, police said Sunday.

Aiken County deputies were looking for Jaylen Frazier, who was reported missing around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when deputies responded to his mother’s Warrenville home, according to a news release from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office.

The mother reported her son missing after receiving several threatening messages from Jaylen’s father, 31-year-old Patrick Demon Frazier, who made threats to harm himself or Jaylen, the sheriff’s office said.

Frazier has not been located, according to a sheriff’s office statement. Details of Jaylen’s recovery were not immediately available.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety and Richmond County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the search for Jaylen, officials said.

Frazier is a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He’s about 6 feet tall and weighs about 195 pounds. Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for custodial interference for Frazier.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Frazier is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811 or Crimestoppers at 1-888- CRIME-SC. Callers will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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