[UPDATED] Missing Teen Reunited With Family

A 17-year-old Brookfield resident is safe after going missing in Milford more than two weeks ago.

After going missing for more than two weeks, Brookfield teenager Henry Manning was reportedly reunited with his family Sunday evening.

Police, family and friends had been searching for the 17-year-old since he .

According to officer Mitchell Heller, mother Jenan Manning contacted the department after 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25, to report that the family and son had been reunited.

Manning called his mother, “they made plans to meet up and they did,” Heller said Sunday evening. Police released few other details except that the Silver Alert has been lifted and the case is now closed.

Police did not say where the reunion took place, but prior contact from Manning suggested that he was somewhere in New York City.

Members of the Manning family were not immediately available for comment Sunday night.

Update as of March 20:

Missing Brookfield teenager Henry Manning, 17, made a brief phone call to his family this weekend, however the youth’s condition and whereabouts are unknown as of Monday afternoon and the search continues.

Manning was last seen on Friday, March 9 at in Milford, where he was spending time with a friend and his girlfriend. The two friends left for home around 7 p.m. with the understanding that Manning would be getting his own ride. No one had seen or heard from Manning since until Saturday's phone call.

According to Manning’s mother, Jenan Manning, her son called Saturday evening and spoke with his father, Ralph Manning, for an “extremely brief” period of time. The call appeared to be coming from an unknown cell phone in New York, however the conversation ended abruptly, with the family learning little about Manning's condition or location.

Police said the call may have been dropped due to a bad connection, but the family is unsure and worried that their son may be in danger.

“No one has found him, no one has seen him,” Jenan said Monday afternoon, asking people to keep up the search for her son. “The police are still looking for him — we want to hear he’s OK, we want him to come home safe.”

Anyone who may have seen Manning or have knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact the at 203-775-2575.

The original report from March 13 follows:

Police issued a Silver Alert Monday for missing Brookfield 17-year-old Henry Manning, who was last seen at in Milford between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

According to Brookfield police officer Mitch Heller, Manning’s mother reported him missing after he failed to come home from the mall Friday, where he was hanging out with a friend. The friend told police he had to leave the mall around 7 p.m. and Manning had told him he would find his own ride home. He hasn’t been heard from since.

Manning, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing approximately 135 pounds, was last seen wearing a navy blue sweatshirt, black and gray checkered basketball shorts, purple and black argyle socks and black, leather boat shoes. Police also said Manning has an intellectual disability.

Milford Police Spokesman Jeff Nielsen said Tuesday morning that Manning is still missing. Milford police have been in contact with Brookfield police and are assisting with the case.

Anyone with information on Manning’s whereabouts is asked to contact at 203-775-2576.

debbie schutz March 20, 2012 at 07:12 PM
So sorry to hear of your sons disappearance. I'm sure he will be okay. Although I don't know what your going through I only wish you and your family the best. My prayers are with you all. From my family to yours, Bright Blessings.
Laureen May 15, 2012 at 06:27 PM
So happy that mom got a wonderful gift of her son back home for Mother's Day. No one could know how wonderful that must be besides her. God Bless this family as they heal. My prayers are with you all.


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