Boston: Missing Brockton boy found safe after days-long search

A young Brockton boy missing since last Wednesday is reunited with his family, and you won’t believe where he was found.

Boston police picked up 11-year-old Jayvon Phillips trying to board an Amtrak train at South Station Saturday night.

The discovery of the boy ended a long search that had Brockton police knocking on doors in the boy’s neighborhood.

Jayvon was last seen in the area of East Ashland St. in Brockton on Wednesday afternoon, and the boy’s mother told police she thought he’d return home.

After coming up empty, Brockton police got word from Boston authorities that the boy was spotted trying to board the train.

It’s unclear where he was trying to go and whether he was with anyone during the four days he was missing.

Hundreds of volunteers helped in the search, putting up posters across Brockton, and setting up a Facebook page.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.