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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Missing Person Alert - UPDATE: FOUND!

UPDATE: Jake Seaton has been found, and his parents are on their way to see him.  Happy Mothers' Day!

You may have seen the signs posted about the complex and outside of it, but I just received this also in an email, so I'm posting the info and photo, as every little bit may help. Info has been updated/corrected since being first posted here.

Jake Seaton, 16, went missing on Thursday, May 10, 2012. (NYPD)

MANHATTAN — Police are urgently searching for a missing Kips Bay teenager.
Jake Seaton was last seen outside his Kips Bay apartment about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.  
Jake, of 141 E. 33rd St., is described as 5-feet-9, 135 pounds with green eyes and black hair. 
He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt, dark jeans and black sneakers.
He had a navy "hoodie" with NEW YORK across the front.
Jake was carrying his guitar in a large black case.
He was also wearing a backpack — black and grey, with some orange, that had been mostly covered over with black magic marker.
Seaton's family has set up a Facebook page to to spread the word about his disappearance and share information.
Anyone who has seen Jake or has information is asked to call the 17th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-826-3206.
The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  Tips can be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website,, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.


Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope this young man turns up safe and sound. Depression is a horrible , horrible illness; however, tHere are medications and therapies that can help. Jake, if you read this, don't despair. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

i just read on the FB page that he was found and is safe. Happy Mother's Day to his mother for this good news.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Excellent news!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're ok Jake. Don't ever be embarrassed to seek help. So many of us have done so and are now glad to be alive. You are not alone, kid. Believe me, you are NOT alone. God Bless You Jake. Live, Love and don't be afraid to be vulnerable because it is part of the human condition and for some of us it is a lot harder than it is for others. That doesn't make us any less than others. Everybody has his/her cross to bear, but it doesn't mean we have to bear it alone. Don't be afraid, Jake. Just be YOU. With love from someone who has travelled that lonely road.