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Search for Missing Teen Continues; Abrupt Call Leaves Questions

Family received phone call but has little information on son's whereabouts.

, 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.

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.”

Manning was  at Westfield Connecticut Post Mall 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.

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

[Brookfield Patch earlier reported incorrectly that the family was awaiting word from a doctor. We regret the error.]

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