Braylen's body was recovered from an apartment complex swimming pool in Toledo, Ohio, on Wednesday, cops said.
Searches for Braylen began last Friday when his mother, Dajnae Cox, called 911 to report that he had fallen out of one of their apartment’s three large windows that had been open and disappeared.
The half-drained pool where the body was found had been previously searched “numerous times” by live and cadaver dogs, law enforcement, and rescue workers, cops said.
“It’s common practice in police investigations, once an area is searched, if nothing found, to go back and revisit that search area and see if anything was missed," authorities told WTVG.
Photos shared by the Toledo Police Department show the cops and K-9 units that searched for the missing boy.
Braylen was wearing a red and white Mickey Mouse T-shirt at the time he went missing, cops said.
The FBI had put up a $5,000 reward for anyone with information about the missing boy.
An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday, the Toledo Blade reported.
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