Police are looking for Michael Benson, 16, who left Timothy Hill Children's Ranch at 298 Middle Road at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 21. Courtesy photo

Update- Jan. 25: The 16-year-old boy reported missing by Riverhead Town Police on Thursday has been located by Southampton Town Police and returned unharmed to Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch, Riverhead Town Police said in a press release this morning.

Original story:

The Riverhead Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Michael Benson, 16, who left Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch at 298 Middle Road at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 21.

Michael is described as a white male, 5’-6” tall, 130 pounds with brown eyes and straight brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and grey sweatpants and carrying a red laundry bag.

No foul play is suspected, police said.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.

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