Missing Teen Caleb Jacoby, Son of Boston Globe Columnist, Found Safe in New York

Posted by on Jan 09, 2014 at 9:37 pm

This is really welcome  news after three nights of worry for the Jacoby family and friends.

Missing teenager Caleb Jacoby is safe. He was found in Times Square in New York, the Brookline Police said Thursday evening.

A Brookline Police dispatcher said Jacoby was found, but there are no other details available at this point, and detectives are still working on the case.

The Brookline Police announced via twitter just before 9 p.m., “Caleb Jacoby has been found. Safe and well.” The police said more information will follow as details become available.

Jacoby, 16, of Brookline, had been missing since 12:30 p.m. on Monday. He is an 11th grader at the Maimonides School, a Jewish day school in Brookline. Jacoby is the son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.

Jacoby, 16, of Brookline, had been missing since 12:30 p.m. on Monday. He is an 11th grader at the Maimonides School, a Jewish day school in Brookline. Jacoby is the son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby. His disappearance had sparked a large community response, with more than 200 volunteers searching for him throughout the Boston area.

One can only imagine the joy tonight. God bless them.

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7 Responses to “Missing Teen Caleb Jacoby, Son of Boston Globe Columnist, Found Safe in New York”

  1. just askin on 10/10/14 at 10:08 am

    Ok Jeff, what in hell was your kid doing there for four days? Seems like some great parenting. Why didn’t he call home? How about a ‘shower’ of information?

  2. red sweater on 10/10/14 at 10:23 am

    “Seems like some great parenting. …How about a ‘shower’ of information?”

    What the hell. How do you know what’s going on in that family? It’s not out of character for a 16 year old to be willful and rebellious. It would be nice to have more information on what happened, but not at the exclusion of showing as warm a welcome as possible first. To do otherwise would truly be awful parenting.

  3. Donna on 10/10/14 at 1:55 pm

    The networking that allowed this teen to be found is truly extraordinary. Having said that, I wonder if this sense of always being under a watchful eye contributed to Caleb’s desire to break free. By all acconts, Caleb’s world was fairly strict and controlled. That he was untimately found in Times Square is telling.

  4. AliL on 10/10/14 at 2:55 pm

    Wow kid, way to put your loved ones through hell. If I were his mom, I would shower him with love and then whoop his butt and ground him for a *long* time. But thank goodness he is ok, that’s the main thing!!

  5. Paul A'Barge on 10/10/14 at 3:30 pm

    When I was 16 and took off to Times Square for a few days, I know what I had in mind … hopefully, he didn’t spend all his money on a one-shot.

  6. just askin on 11/11/14 at 1:28 pm

    I have no clue what’s going on in that family. That’s why I’m just askin. Is your red sweater symbolic? Just askin.