Jefferson City Police continue their search for missing teen

Thomas Kesete

The Jefferson City Police Department issues an update on a missing Jefferson City teen.

17-year-old Thomas Kesete was last seen this past Saturday in Columbia, driving a black, 2005 Hyndai Tuscon. 

The department reports it’s received numerous leads as to Kesete’s last known activities, but most of those leads have proven false, including the report that he was seen in a white vehicle.

The department also reports it hasn’t issued an AMBER Alert for Kesete because he’s considered an adult and has the right to not make his location known. 

Regardless, JCPD is asking anyone with information on Kesete’s whereabouts to contact them. 

Kesete is described as a black male, standing 6’4”, with black hair, brown eyes, and he often wears glasses.