Where is 16-year-old Aage Jorgensen?

UPDATE 4/23/16 – In March, Aage was found sleeping in a bathroom at a Hampton Inn & Suite in Vero Beach hotel and picked up by authorities.  At the time they thought his name was Cameron Manu.  He was fingerprinted and was being transported when by the Florida Dept. of Children and Family staff when he jumped out of the car and ran away.   Later it was found that the boy was actually Aage Jorgensen and he is missing again. Bruce Jorgensen, is offering a $5,000 reward for the public’s help in finding his son, his attorney, Glenn Roderman said.

Original Story:  Bruce Jorgensen who told police that he “kicked his son,” Aage Jorgensen, 16, out of the car for being rude has now been arrested as he attempted to board a flight to New Zealand with a one way ticket.  Aage’s school began to worry about him after they didn’t see him at school and called his father, but he would not return phone calls.

“On Friday of that week, we received a letter from the father saying he was withdrawing him from school,” Principal Elise Blum from American Heritage School told NBC Miami.

A security guard at Hawk’s Landing called Plantation Police when Bruce dropped off some missing posters with them.  The police tried to talk with Bruce but he didn’t say much more than the story above that he kicked Aage out of the car along Northwest 136th Avenue in Sunrise, Florida, and added he didn’t want to file a official police report. What is concerning is Bruce’s one way ticket to New Zealand which is completely contradictory to the missing flyers Bruce was handing out.  What changed that had Bruce printing up and posting fliers for his son to buying a one-way ticket to New Zealand?  Police are not stating foul play but are worried about Aage and want him to call them so they can be assured he is safe.

“You’re not alone, Aage, and we’re all here and we care about you. We want you to come home and we’ll all do whatever we can to help you and make you feel safe,” Principal Blum stated.

Plantation Police Detective Philip Toman said in a release that Aage has run away from home before and investigators think he may be in somewhere in Broward.

To Aage:  All of us hope that you get this message and do come forward.  If you do go home, there are messages taped to your door to let you know where to find a key and who you can call.  Also, you can always reach out to us, too.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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