Missing Jefferson City teen found safe

Thomas Kesete

The Jefferson City Police Department reports a missing teen has been safely located.

17-year-old Thomas Kesete was reported missing over the weekend.  There had been reports that he’d last been seen on Saturday in Columbia.

The JCPD had reported it hadn’t issued an Amber Alert because Kesete is technically considered an adult and had the right to not make his location known.

But on Thursday evening, the department reported it had successfully contacted Kesete and he was safe.  Police say no other information will be released.