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Police have found teenager who went missing in Hackettstown

Hackettstown ( Warren County, NJ) – The Hackettstown Police Department has confirmed that a missing juvenile from Thursday morning has been found.

Mylene Danielle Clark age 15, went missing around 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning after she was last seen at her house.

Hackettstown Police Department Sergeant Darren Tynan said: “The Hackettstown Police Department received a call shortly after 6 a.m. in reference to a missing teenager.” Multiple agencies descended to Grand Avenue in the area of the culvert to establish a command post and begin a ground and aerial search.

Police were seen using K9’s searching the wooded area, and a drone was brought in to assist in the aerial search. A New Jersey State P0lice helicopter was also on scene for approximately 45 mins.

The teenager was found at Alumni Field off of Willow Grove Street. She has since been taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. No further details have been released regarding her condition.

During the height of the search, police urged residents to check their properties including any outside buildings and sheds.

Radio reports indicated that there was contact with the missing female via cellphone; however, it was unclear as to where she was at the time.

Civilians were seen in the area riding ATV’s assisting in the search effort.

WRNJ’s Anthony Preziosi rode along with Greg Donaldson, owner of Donaldson Farm’s, on an off-road vehicle searching the railroad tracks. When asked why he decided to go out and search he said, “we were alerted to the situation by a farm market customer of the search, and there was a cell phone ping in the area.” He credited his family living in the area for so long that he was familiar with the structures along the railroad tracks where people could crawl into. Greg also checked all of the buildings on the farm property in case the teenager entered them.

Video of searching with Greg Donaldson:

Multiple agencies assisted in the search effort including the Oxford Emergency Squad, Belvidere Fire Department, and the Franklin Township Fire Department who called for ATV’s to search the wooded areas. Additional agencies who assisted were The Warren County Search and Rescue Team, Mansfield Township Police Department, New Jersey State Park Police, New Jersey Transit Police, Warren County Fire Marshalls Office, the Warren County Prosecutors Office, and the Warren County Communications division.

If anyone has any information regarding the case, please call the Hackettstown Police Department at 908-852-3300.

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