WARREN, NJ - A missing 14-year-old Green Brook boy was found in Warren, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano.
Police began searching for the teen on Thursday after he could not be found at Green Brook Middle School after the play he attended with his family ended at 7:30 p.m. School personnel and Green Brook police began searching the school grounds, and the the Prosecutor's Office was notified at 8:45 p.m. Green Brook Office of Emergency Management, Green Brook Fire Department, Green Brook Rescue Squad, Somerset County Office of Emergency Management, Somerset County Search and Rescue Team, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, Somerset County Communications Mobile Command Post, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Franklin Township Police and Warren Township Police were notified and provided assistance.
New Jersey State Police searched areas using a helicopter with a spotlight but no signs of the teen's location were found until a resident of Dogwood Lane called Warren Police and reported that a teen rang their doorbell and said he was lost. They did not open their door but contacted Warren police, who were responding when a Hunter's Trail resident reported that the teen was at their residence at about 2:25 a.m., Soriano said
Police confirmed the teen was the Green Brook teen who had been missing. He was reunited with his parents at the Green Brook Middle School and evaluated at the scene by Green Brook Emergency Medical Services.
Soriano credited the Dogwood Lane and Hunter’s Trail residents for notifying police immediately, helping to end the search and safe recovery of the missing boy. investigators have ruled out any form of foul play.