Missing North Jersey teen found safe

- UPDATE: Police say a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, who was missing since October 30 has been found safe. Police did not release additional details where 15-year-old  Thomas Kolding was found. 

ORIGINAL REPORT: New Jersey Police are seeking public assistance in locating a 15-year-old boy from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey who last seen in Camden.

Police say Thomas Kolding, 15, lives in Mountain Lakes with his parents and was last known to be at his home over a week ago on October 30.

"I love you Thomas. I miss you. We all miss you, especially at night when it's quiet," his dad, Nicolai Kolding, said.

His dad is beside himself over the disappearance. The dad spoke to FOX 29 on FaceTime. He says his son took off after an argument about the high school freshman's grades Kolding left without his cell phone and about $1,000 from doing odd jobs around the neighborhood. His dad says he did leave behind a note.

"He basically acknowledged that you won't be able to find me without it and I'll try to disappear," he said.

Officials have confirmed Kolding took a train from Denville to Newark’s Broad Street Station, and then traveled by train to New York Penn Station. Most recently, Kolding was spotted in Camden, New Jersey on November 3 at the Walter Rand Train Station.

According to surveillance video, he was wearing an orange and black striped hooded sweatshirt and a camouflage jacket with dark parents carrying a blue Adidas backpack.

Police describe Kolding between 100 and 115 pounds and about 5’3” with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Mountain Lakes Police at (973) 334-1413.

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