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Missing Township Boy is Found, Police Report

Chase Merone's disappearance prompted a community-wide effort to locate him, such as this sign at the Wawa store here where he was last seen. Credits: Curtis Leeds / TAPinto Flemington-Raritan file photo

RARITAN TWP, NJ – Chase Merone, who turned 18 years old today, is no longer missing.

Merone was reported missing March 29. Friends and family have been trying to contact the Hunterdon Central High School student ever since.

Raritan Township police have announced that they spoke on the telephone with Merone today.

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Police said he told them he “is fine and is currently staying with his mother in the Scranton, Pa. area.”

Because he is no longer a juvenile, police asked Merone to report to the nearest police station to start the process of having the Missing Juvenile entry removed from the system.

Merone responded to the Pennsylvania State Police-Honesdale Station and met with troopers there, police said, and the Missing Juvenile entry was removed from the system.

Raritan Township police here said that his father, Jonathan Merone, told them he received a text from his son earlier today, and that he expected to hear from him by telephone later. 

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