Police seek help in locating missing Forest City teenager

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FOREST CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Police in Lackawanna County are seeking the public’s help in locating a Forest City teenager who went missing Tuesday morning.

13-year-old Kellen Torres was last seen around 8 a.m. this morning. It is believed he may be in the Mayfield/Jermyn area. The search for the missing teen did not start until about noon Tuesday.

Dozens of first responders, dog search and rescue and police officers searched the woods along business route 6 and 107. The search party was on foot, by ATV, a drone and state police brought in their helicopter. Several search dogs were brought in from all over the state.

Investigators believe the teen was in the Mayfield area for most of the day as they “pinged” his cell phone 10 miles away from where he was last seen. Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Eyewitness News got word that Torres had been in contact with his mother but his whereabouts are still unknown.

Torres is described as a white male, five foot six and weighing about 115 pounds. The search has shifted from Mayfield back to Forest City.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts should dial 911.

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