Mother pleads for help finding missing teen

A mother is frantically trying to track down her missing 19-year-old son, who was last seen on Tuesday.

Glen Cove police say Carlos Rivera was found in Florida.

Glen Cove police say Carlos Rivera was found in Florida. (2/5/16)

GLEN COVE - A mother is frantically trying to track down her missing 19-year-old son, who was last seen on Tuesday.

Laura Alamo, of Glen Cove, says her son Carlos Rivera left home to go to class at NYIT in Old Westbury. He never arrived at school, and has not been seen since then. Alamo says it has been a terrifying few days.

Glen Cove Police Detective Lt. John Nagle says there has been no sign of the teen or his blue 2005 Jeep Wrangler. "We tried the plate readers, we tried the telephone cellular service, spoke to friends, colleagues, and nothing," he says.

Alamo says her son is a smart and athletic young man who was the captain of the basketball and track teams at Glen Cove High School. He is now a sophomore aerospace and aeronautical engineering major at NYIT. Alamo says she's worried that Rivera may have had too much on his plate recently. Last semester, he was enrolled in seven classes, held a job on campus and was a member of his school's robotics club.

Alamo said her son took his pillow, blanket and a tablet with him. She says she believes Rivera is alive, but maybe just needed to get away for a while. She wants him to know that she'll be home, waiting for him.

The license plate on Rivera's Jeep is HCF-3987. Anyone with information that can help Glen Cove police is asked to call 516-676-1002.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Southampton High School is proposing to bump the 1 East End high school proposes later school start
Prosecutors say Jeustin David Maldonado, 17, of Uniondale, 2 Teen arrested in connection to fatal shooting near Hofstra University
New Cassel's Joshua Golson-Orelus is charged with about 3 Trial begins for man accused in deadly robbery spree
Students from Babylon, Three Village and Smithtown school 4 31 LI students to attend Donald Trump inauguration
According to police, the two suspects allegedly forced 5 2 men sought in Valley Stream armed home invasion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE