UPDATE: on March 25, 2012, the Brookfield police said the boy’s parents called police to confirm they had located him in New York City and he has been reunited with his family.
UPDATE: Henry has called his family, but they know no more than they did before.
The phone call was made on a cell phone, that appeared to be coming from New York. Jenan Manning, Henry’s mother said that Ralph, her husband talked to Henry an “extremely brief” period of time before the call ended.
“We still don’t know anything, but we heard his voice for a little bit. It was what I was praying for. He did say to his father he was in New York, but the call got cut off, so we still really don’t know what’s going on,” she said.
They attempted to call back, but there was no answer. Authorities said that the phone call could have been dropped.
Contrary to previous reports Henry is still missing.
“No one as found him, no one has seen him. The police are still looking for him, we want to hear he’s okay, we want him to come home safe,” said Jenan.
Henry Ralph Manning, 17, from Brookfield, Connecticut was last seen at a mall with friends, but did not leave with them last Friday, March 9.
Henry likes to go to Danbury and Bethel where he has friends, said his mother.
Henry is 5’9″ tall, 135 pounds, and has a piercing in his ears and scars on his upper lips and scars on his wrists and legs. He was wearing a navy blue American Eagle hooded sweatshirt, black and gray check basketball shorts, purple and black argyle socks and black leather boat shoes. Henry is intellectually disabled, but speaks well. He may miss non verbal or social cues.
If you have any information on Henry’s whereabouts, please call Brookfiled police at 203-775-2575.