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Posted Monday, November 5th, 2018

15-Year-Old Mountain Lakes Youth Missing Since Oct. 30

Morris Prosecutor: Authorities Seeking Public's Help to Locate Missing Boy

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old boy from Mountain Lakes, who has been missing since Oct. 30.

Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents, was last known to be at his family home last Tuesday, Oct.30.

It is believed Kolding may have traveled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station.  From there, he is believed to have traveled by train from Broad Street Station to New York Penn Station.  His location is unknown from that point. However, the investigation revealed that Kolding had a strong interest in travelling to California.

Kolding is a white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 120 pounds and is five-foot, three-inches tall.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray winter skullcap and carrying a large black backpack.

Morris Prosecutor: Authorities Seeking Public's Help to Locate Missing Boy

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit at 973-285-2900, or email Detective/Supervisor Leah Atterbury at [email protected], or contact the Mountain Lakes Police Department at 973-334-1413, specifically Detective John Hukowski.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous can contact Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at, 973-COP-CALL, or the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.