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Missing Kent boy found

cynthiah@lakevillejournal.com

KENT — UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Connecticut State Police that Ivan Rojas has been found, and is in good condition.
More information to follow as details become available.

Original story alert as below:
A 14-year-old boy who lives in Kent has been reported missing. State Police are seeking information that might help in finding him.

Ivan Rojas was last seen on Wednesday, Oct. 31, walking toward Route 7 from Birch Hill Lane, at around 9 p.m.

He was wearing black jeans, a black hooded sweatshirt, a black T-shirt with skull images on it and black sneakers. He is probably wearing glasses.

Described by the police as “white/Hispanic,” he has black hair and brown eyes, is about 5-feet 3-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

Ivan’s parents called State Police at around 9:25 p.m. on Oct. 31 to report their son was missing.

According to his parents, Ivan and his mother had argued earlier in the day. At around 6:30 p.m., the family went out trick-or-treating. Ivan’s younger siblings remained with their parents but Ivan went off on his own in search of friends.

He has not returned home since then and he did not attend school today.

The parents of one of Ivan’s friends reported that he was at their home on Birch Hill Lane and left at around 9 p.m.

The Rojas family lives in the center of town on Lane Street, which is approximately 4 miles from Birch Hill Lane.

State Police and the family searched the area throughout the night and police are continuing to search for the boy today, with support from two K-9s.

A family friend said that, in addition to their concerns about the argument the boy had with his mother earlier in the day, the family is also worried that Ivan was walking along Route 7 and the Housatonic River alone in the dark on Halloween night.

Anyone with information is asked to immediately call the State Police at Troop L at 860-626-7900.