Brooklyn Boy Who Went Missing In Monticello Found Sunday

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The search for a 12-year old boy missing from a close knit Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn is over.

Investigators say Benyamin Simantov-Linkov of Crown Heights, Brooklyn who went missing near his family’s second home in upstate Sullivan County, was found Sunday, safe and sound.

Before disappearing, he was seen leaving 30 Landfield Avenue in Monticello, New York Saturday.

Police and volunteers spent hours searching for the 5’2″, 140 lbs boy.

Monticello police asked the public for help in finding him earlier in the day. Emergency response teams from Brooklyn’s Jewish community, the Village of Kiryas Joel Fire Department, and state police also assisted in the search.

Anyone with information was asked earlier in the search to call the Monticello Police Department at 845-794-4422.

Please leave a comment below…

  • Val

    Really, how about getting the WHOLE story? Where was he found and what was he doing? What’s the point of reporting a half-story?

  • bullett

    Something tells me he wanted to skip out of having to go to Temple.

  • Maria

    soooooo….where the hell was he?

    • Moishe Toishe

      EXACTLY, Maria, that’s my only question. Where was the boy, how was he found?

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