Authorities are asking for your help with locating a young teenager from Monmouth County who has been missing since this past weekend.

14-year-old Damien Thompson left his home on Liberty Place in Hazlet at around 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 16th.

Since then, investigators have learned that he traveled to Manhattan, possibly by rail.

Description and Photo

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Thompson was last seen wearing the following:

  • A black hooded sweatshirt with white skeleton designs on the upper back and left side of the upper front
  • A tan shirt underneath
  • Dark-colored cargo pants
  • Sneakers

He has also been known to wear a black ski mask.

14-year-old Damien Thompson of Hazlet NJ has been reported missing and may be in New York City
14-year-old Damien Thompson of Hazlet NJ - Photo: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

He is about 5' 8" tall, weighs around 130 pounds, has short-cropped hair, and has a distinctive small scar above his left eye.

Help Police

Anyone with information about Thompson's whereabouts is being urged to contact Det. Kayla Santiago with the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at (800) 533-7443. Anonymous tips may be made.

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