Authorities Searching For Bipolar NJ Teen Missing For Weeks
ROSELLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for a teenager last seen more than two weeks ago.
According to police, Andrew Cooke, 18, was last seen leaving his Union County home on the afternoon of April 2.
Police said Cooke told his sister he was going to Trinitas Hospital to seek treatment for depression. Hospital records show Cooke was not at the hospital that day, police said.
“Sort of like a day program, an outpatient type program,” Roselle Police Lt. James Loprete told WCBS 880’s Levon Putney on Wednesday. “We’ve also checked with all the county jails and we did send track messages out to all the local hospitals and that type of thing and we have gotten no response.”
Cooke has been treated for depression and anger management in the past and is bipolar, police said.
“Due to his several conditions, he might not even be aware of how to return home maybe,” Loprete told Putney. “We’re just hoping that somebody has seen him.”
Cooke has been described by police as a light-skinned black male, 6-foot-3, approximately 200 pounds with dyed blonde hair. He was last seen wearing a white, orange, and blue jacket, blue jeans, and red, white, and blue Nike sneakers.
Anyone with information on Cooke’s whereabouts are urged to contact the Roselle Police Dept. at 908-245-2000.