Authorities searching for missing 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old male from Mountain Lakes, who has been missing since October 30, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett.

Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents, was last known to be at his family home on October 30, Knapp said.

It’s 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, Knapp said.

Kolding has brown hair, brown eyes, weighs approximately 120 pounds and is 5 feet 3 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, gray winter skull cap and carrying a large black backpack.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Mountain Lakes Police at 973-334-1413, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit On-Call Detective through the Morris County Communications Center at 973-285-2900, email Detective/Supervisor Leah Atterbury, the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at, 973-COP-CALL, or the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Thomas Kolding/Courtesy Morris County Prosecutor’s Office)
(Thomas Kolding/Courtesy Morris County Prosecutor’s Office )