15-year-old boy from NJ missing after traveling to NYC

Thomas Kolding, of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, has been missing since Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Police are asking for the public's help locating a 15-year-old boy reported missing from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

Thomas Kolding has been missing since Tuesday, Oct. 30. He was last seen at his home. Police believe he may have traveled by train from from Denville to Newark – Broad Street Station.

From there, Kolding is believed to have traveled by train to Penn Station in New York. His location is unknown from that point, but investigators believe that Kolding has a strong interest in traveling to California.

Kolding is described as 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket and gray winter cap while carrying a large black backpack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Mountain Lakes Police Department at 973-334-1413 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office missing persons unit at 973-285-2900. Tips can also be emailed to Det. Leah Atterbury.