Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15 year old male from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, who has been missing since October 30, 2018.
Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents, was last known to be at his family home on October 30, 2018. It is believed that Kolding may have travelled by train from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station. From there, he is believed to have travelled by train from Broad Street Station to New York Penn Station. His location is unknown from that point. However, the investigation revealed that Kolding had a strong interest in travelling to California.
Kolding is a 15 year old white male. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 120 lbs and is five foot three in height. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray winter skull cap and carrying a large black backpack. A picture of Kolding is attached to this press release.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Mt. Lakes Police at (973) 334-1413.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to make contact with 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 [email protected], or contact the Mountain Lakes Police Department at 973-334-1413, specifically Detective John Hukowski. Anyone with information who may be seeking to remain anonymous can contact Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at www.copcall.org, 973-COP-CALL, or the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.
Any inquiries regarding this press release can be directed to the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Public Information Officer Peter DiGennaro at 973-829-8159.