By COLlive reporter
A Crown Heights boy who spent Simchas Torah with his family in Upstate New York has gone missing late Motzoei Shabbos, COLlive was told.
Benyamin Simantov-Linkov, 12, was last seen wearing a white dress shirt, black pants, black shoes and a black yarmulka.
He is 5′ 2″ and learns in the Ohr Menachem boys school in Crown Heights. His date of birth is 12/02/1998.
The Misaskim organization, along with Catskills Hatzoloh in coordination with the Monticello Police, Monticello Fire Department, Sullivan County Sheriff Department and New York State Police have set up a command center to oversee the search.
In Crown Heights, Hatzalah, Shmira and Shomrim volunteers are involved in the search across the Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn.
“We have searched 770, Kingston Avenue and the parks,” a member of Hatzalah Crown Heights told COLlive. “We are asking the public to keep an eye out for him.”
Please contact Hatzalah at 718-230-1000 or Monticello Police Department at 845-794-4422 if you have any info to offer.
A police official, who spoke to VIN News on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, said that at the moment they do not suspect foul play.
Last week a youngster from Lakewood, NJ, who was in Crown Heights for the Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration, was pronounced missing as well. He was found the next afternoon safe and sound.
UPDATE 10:35 pm: The missing boy has been found in Monticello in good condition.