Long Island Family Pleads for Help Finding 13-Year-Old Runaway Boy

Worried family members are asking for the public's help finding a 13-year-old Long Island boy who's been missing for five days. 

Amari Young left his New Cassel home early Monday morning without leaving behind a note or explanation. He took just a few items of clothing, but no money and no phone. 

"I can't sleep, I'm constantly calling police, posting things on Facebook," said mother Tiffany Allen. "We are counting each day that he's not home." 

His family describes him as a generally all-around good kid with no history of running away. 

Nassau Chief of Detectives Kevin Smith said "it's unusual in itself that he has no reason to run away, so we are very concerned about him." 

Police say there have been two sightings of Amari since Monday, once at his middle school and another time at a park near his home. But cops never found him.

Police have also looked for the teen at his biological father's home in Queens. Allen said the father has denied knowing where Amari is or having contact with him. 

Allen said there was no argument with Amaris before he went to bed, but she had taken his phone away recently because he was doing poorly in school.

But on Friday night, she had no reprimands, just a plea for her son's return.

"Amari, come home," she said. "Just come home, Mummy's here for you. I just want him home." 

Anyone with information about the boy's whereabouts is urged to contact Nassau police. 

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