BARNEGAT – The teen who went missing yesterday afternoon has been located safely, according to Ocean County Scanner News.
Here’s the post: Michael was finally found! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped out today, and the numerous agencies that responded to search the woods and town. Thanks to a 911 call from a vigilant citizen who recognized him from the picture in his soccer uniform. He was located in the woods, and Barnegat PD & OCSD have the juvenile male in custody.
BARNEGAT – The search is on for a missing teen in Barnegat Township. However, while many news outlets are running the 14 year old’s photograph, we are waiting on official police confirmation to do so.
The boy’s mother, Brooke Briganti, confirmed on a local social media page that her son Michael is missing.
Barnegat Township Police Department confirmed on their Facebook page moments ago that Michael was last seen at 5 p.m. Oct. 4, when he reportedly “ran away from his home into the woods,” Chief Keith Germain said.
Michael is a white male, 5’6″ tall weighing 127 pounds. He has blond hair and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing a white Brackman School sports jersey with the No. 25, white soccer shorts, white socks, and black Nike sneakers.
“Barnegat Police are engaged in a continuous search for the juvenile along with our partners from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department. Police have and will be using numerous assets in the area including both manned and unmanned aircraft,” Germain said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Barnegat Police at 609-698-5000.
A Nixle Alert was issued on Thursday night that increased police activity in the area of Tedesco Way was due to a missing juvenile. It was resent out on Friday morning around 9:30 a.m.
Ocean County Scanner News broke the story.
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