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November 07, 2018

Authorities ask for help locating New Jersey boy missing since Halloween

He was spotted in a Camden train station over the weekend

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Walter Rand Transportation Center Screenshot/Google Street View

A view of Walter Rand Transportation Center.

Authorities are asking for help in locating a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his parents’ northern New Jersey home the night before Halloween. The boy was spotted in a Camden train station over the weekend.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office issued a statement Wednesday asking for public assistance in locating the boy, Thomas Kolding:

According to the prosecutor’s office, Kolding traveled from Denville, New Jersey, to Newark’s Broad Street Station, then to New York’s Penn Station, and was then spotted on Nov. 3 at Camden’s Walter Rand Transportation Center.

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The Morristown Daily Record reports Kolding left home the night of Oct. 30 with $1,000 in cash and some belongings in a backpack.

This Facebook post from Kolding’s mother, Aleksandra, asking for help locating her son has been shared more than 145,000 times since Nov. 2:

And a Nov. 2 post from New Jersey State Police says investigators believe Kolding may have a strong interest in traveling to California. 

The prosecutor’s office asks anyone with information regarding the search to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit On-Call Detective through the Morris County Communications Center at 973-285-2900, or email detective/supervisor Leah Atterbury at

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