Claim:   A 15-year-old boy named Pierce Crowley is missing from his New York home.


Example:   [Collected on the Internet, May 2012]


Origins:   A 15-year-old boy named Pierce Crowley, a freshman at Iona Preparatory School, went missing from his Westchester County, New York, home on 25 May 2012.

The young man was found on 31 May 2012 after a New York City police officer from the 34th Precinct spotted him walking with a number of other youths in the Washington Heights area sometime after midnight and recognized him. White Plains police were contacted and took Crowley to his parents.

“We’re just so incredibly relieved, I can’t even put it into words,” said Gretchen Crowley, the boy’s mother.” He’s here and he’s safe and obviously everybody is thrilled here.”

Crowley and another boy sneaked out of a side door last Friday at New York Presbyterian Hospital where the two were enrolled in a program, then took a taxi to the White Plains railroad station, whereupon they went their separate ways.

Last updated:   31 May 2012


    FOX News.   “Missing 15-Year-Old Boy Pierce Crowley Reportedly Found Safe in New York City.”

    31 May 2012.

    International Business Times.   “15-Year-Old Pierce Crowley Missing.”

    28 May 2012.

    Newsday.   “Pierce Crowley’s Mom ‘Thrilled’ at His Return.”

    31 May 2012.