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

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.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • jack rabbit

    she left her husband because he has rage issues.
    so she decied to take their son away and move back home to her mother’s in kentucky. baby Bentley is fine.

  • Lou's Mom

    How is the baby missing if he is with his MOTHER?

  • Bullett

    Is this article about a custiody issue? If so, why wasn’t it mentioned? Hello!

  • Amanda

    You never know what is happening. There have been plenty of kids with their mom recently that have been found missing or vanished from their homes… I understand their concern.

  • the bandid

    just let her be, the baby is with his mother, what’s wrong with that. why does the police have to be looking for her, stop the nonsence and then live they life, bug off the life

  • t.smith

    Wait what ? The baby is with the MOM …

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