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NJ Police Looking For 1-Year-Old Boy After Family Member Reports Him Missing

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Bentley Cooper Collette, Jessica Collette (credit: handout)

Bentley Cooper Collette, Jessica Collette (credit: handout)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police in New Jersey are investigating the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a 1-year-old child, who was reported missing by a family member on Wednesday afternoon.

The Hanover Township Police Department said it received a call reporting that Bentley Cooper Collette had gone missing.

According to authorities, the young boy’s mother, 29-year-old Jessica Collette, drove a family member to a doctor’s appointment in Hanover Township with the understanding that she would wait in the parking lot.

When that family member returned from the doctor’s office, she found the vehicle in the lot with a note indicating that Jessica was leaving with the child for Kentucky.

“Our primary concern is to make sure the child is safe,” Morris County Prosecutor Robert Bianchi said.

Jessica Collette and her son may be in a white vehicle, possibly a Chevy Impala, with Kentucky plates, according to authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Hanover Township Police Department at (973) 428-2512 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-2900.

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