(Mountain Lakes, NJ)
The 15-year-old boy who authorities say ran away has been found safe, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office. Thomas Kolding has been missing since Oct. 30, and there had been several sightings of the boy since then. The prosecutor’s office did not say where Kolding was found, only that he was found safe.
The story of the missing child launched a multi-state search that included, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio in the two week ordeal. The Morris County prosecutor’s office thanked several law enforcement agencies in New Jersey as well as the Miami Township of Ohio Police Department, which was where one of the sightings was reported. As recently as two hours before the announcement that Thomas had been found, his father Nicolai posted a video on Facebook with a YouTube video titled “We miss you, Thomas.” “Our 15 year-old son has unexpectedly left us and said he wants to be on his own. We love him and hope he comes home soon,” the post said.
The last confirmed sightings of the Kolding came on the day he left home, when he was seen at the Denville Train Station on his way to New York Penn Station. He was also reported seen in Camden last weekend.
Nicolai Kolding said on his Facebook page over the weekend that he had spent Friday and Saturday trying to trace his son’s footsteps. It was during the trip to South Jersey that he said he saw an image of Thomas walking across the Ben Franklin Bridge.
The prosecutor’s office said there would be no more information released about the boy being located.
Written by Seth Goldstein © NYNJ.COM