Missing 15-year-old boy from Connecticut found safe in NYC: police

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Monday, November 20, 2023
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WESTPORT, Connecticut (WABC) -- A 15-year-old boy from Connecticut who was reported missing Saturday was found safe in New York City Sunday, according to police.

He was first reported missing from the Newman's Preservatory Trail on November 18.

Westport Police say they conducted an exhaustive search of the trails by foot and utilized drone operators and K-9s. At some point, police say they were contacted by one of the boy's friends who had recently received a call from him. The friend shared the phone number from where the call was placed with police, and investigators were able to track it to Wi-Fi calling kiosks in New York City.

Police later found the 15-year-old near Grand Central Terminal and reunited him with his family around 5 p.m. Sunday.

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