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DUNCAN, Okla. – A body found in a creek near Duncan has been identified as that of a missing 8-year-old boy.

Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office officials told reporters Tuesday that the body is that of Damion Alexander Davidson and the cause of death is accidental drowning.

The boy disappeared June 12 after his mother last saw him in bed about 2 a.m. She reported him missing about 8 a.m.

The body was found Saturday tangled in roots, tree limbs and mud and partially submerged in Claridy Creek, about 2 miles from where police believe he was swept away by high waters at a bridge over the creek during heavy rains and flooding.

Authorities say the boy stacked beanbag chairs to reach and unlock a door and let himself out of his home.