Thanks in part to the extraordinary efforts of local authorities and community cooperation, Caleb Jacoby, son of Brookline residents Laura and Jeff Jacoby, was found safe yesterday in Times Square, New York City. Brookline Police notified NYC Police the young may have been in Manhattan.
Students, parents, neighbors, friends used social media, posted notices, went on searches and prayed for the Caleb’s return to his home. Caleb will soon be in Brookline with his family. It has been reported that Caleb’s father Jeff, is a columnist at the Boston Globe. What he is to Brookline is a neighbor who lost his son and the community responded with all the support it could muster.
The Jacoby family released a statement and a tweet today.
“We are thrilled to hear from the Brookline Police that our beloved son Caleb has been found and is safe. Words can’t express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we have received from so many people.”
The Jacoby Family also released the following statement:
"Our prayers have been answered, and we are thrilled to hear from the Brookline Police that our beloved son and brother Caleb has been found and is safe. Words can't express our gratitude for the extraordinary outpouring of kindness and support that we received from so many people. All we can think of at this moment is how wonderful it will be to see Caleb again and shower him with love."
Laura, Jeff, & Micah Jacoby
We don’t plan on adding any future updates to the Caleb Jacoby story out of respect for his family and his age. We believe without evidence of foul play, why this 16 year old went missing is between this young man and his family. We wish the Jacoby family healing and happiness.
R. Harvey Bravman