By: Savannah Smith | 11-07-2018 | News
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NJ - Boy, 15, Leaves Home, Note Saying No One Should Try Finding Him

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A 15-year-old boy authorities described as missing apparently left on his own free will and wished to never come back or be found.

The boy took $1,000, a backpack and his bicycle before he disappeared the day before Halloween.

He has been identified as Thomas Kolding. Kolding left his cellphone so as not to be contacted anymore, as well as a note saying no one should try to find him.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Missing Person: Thomas Kolding, age 15, white male. L/S/W camouflage jacket, gray winter skull cap, carrying backpack <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Mountain Lakes (@mtnlakesnj) <a href="">November 2, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office says Kolding was last known to be at his family’s Mountain Lakes home on October 30. Officials believe he might have taken a train to New York City.

Authorities have yet to establish where the boy is, although investigators say he wanted to travel to California.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our nephew Thomas Kolding is missing. we think he is headed to CA– prob Bay Area but maybe LA. Last seen wearing a camo down jacket; carrying a large black backpack. He’s 5&#39;3&quot; and 120 lbs. if you see him, call Mountain Lakes Police Department at (973) 334-1413 <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; adriana estrada (@axe_strada) <a href="">November 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The boy’s father, Nicolai Kolding, said that a recent argument about his grades might have pushed Thomas to run away from home. The young Kolding is a high school freshman taking honors courses in math and science.

His anxious mother has taken to social media to share her sentiments and a plea for help so her family could find her precious son. Aleksandra Kolding wrote: “He is a wonderful, resourceful, and far-too adventurous young man who we are worried beyond words. Please keep spreading the word and tell all to look for a very LARGE BLACK BACKPACK he has on him- I think that’s the telltale sign for those that don’t recognize him.”

It’s been a week since Thomas has gone missing. The elder Kolding says even their middle son misses Thomas so much that he hugs Thomas’ bed every morning.

The family wants nothing more but to find Thomas.

The boy is 5-foot-3 inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray winter skull cap and carrying a large backpack.

Anyone with information about Thomas Kolding’s whereabouts is requested to immediately call Mt. Lakes Police at (973) 334-1413, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit at (973) 285-2900 or email Detective/Supervisor Leah Atterbury at [email protected].


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4 Comment/s
Dear God Please save him. No. 41549 2018-11-08 : 02:24

I pray that God protects him and that he’s found safe and returns home before anything bad happens to him. I wish I could him him.

Anonymous No. 41551 2018-11-08 : 02:36

Hope hes ok and this isnt a clever ploy to throw off authorities thought up by some child predator hes been talking to.

Praying for the kid No. 41574 2018-11-08 : 07:17

Something smells fishy here.

Just look at the twitter link of

adriana estrada.

I`d say this aunt of his is a person of interest.

Anonymous No. 41671 2018-11-08 : 21:41

Ran off with somebody. And not someone entirely healthy in outlook

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