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Missing toddler found dead in McIntosh County

Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Posted at 10:12 AM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 07:13:38-04

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. — A missing boy is dead as a search for him near Checotah ended Tuesday at Lake Eufaula, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Zaiven Wyatt Houke went missing from his home near Emerald Bay, west of Checotah, on Monday.

The McIntosh County Sheriff's Department started asking for the public's help for any information in their search for a missing four-year-old boy on Monday.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol says video shows the boy running the dock, trying to go around a locked gate, and falling into the water.

Troopers say a dive team found the boy dead in a lake about 15 feet from a boat ramp on Tuesday. A medical examiner will determine his cause of death.

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