Caleb Jacoby, the son of Jewish Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, was found safe and sound in New York City on Thursday night. He had been missing since Monday
The Brookline police department announced that they had been cooperating with other police departments, and passed information to the NYPD indicating the 16-year-old was in Times Square. At 9 p.m. on Thursday, the New York police reported that he was found. The particulars as to how he got there are as yet unknown.
Caleb's father Jeff wrote on his Twitter account Friday morning: "Our prayers have been answered. We are thrilled to hear from the Brookline Police that our beloved son Caleb has been found and is safe."
"Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people," added Jacoby. "All we can think of at this moment is how wonderful it will be to see Caleb again and shower him with love."
More than 200 volunteers had been searching for the youth in the Boston region, despite the record breaking cold spell pummeling the US, reports The Yeshiva World News.
Jacoby, a student at Maimonides School, was described by his Hebrew teacher Efrat Lipschitz as "a very quiet boy, he's also a very good one. People really love him in school because he is a very good person."