Body of 13-year-old boy who went missing at Clinton Lake outlet has been recovered

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 13-year-old boy whose body was recovered Friday from the Clinton Outlet.

Jayion Harris-Jordan, from Lawrence, had been playing in the water east of the Clinton Outlet with others when he went under.

Authorities were summoned to the lake Thursday at about 5:30 p.m. Emergency crews searched the lake but had been unable to locate the teen.

The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office said crews had suspended the search about 9:30 p.m. due to darkness. They resumed their efforts Friday morning.

His body was recovered near where he was last seen, according to the sheriff’s office.

“This is a very difficult time for his family and friends and our thoughts are with them,” said a tweet from the sheriff’s office.

No other information has been released at this time.

Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.