SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - Police dogs continued to search into the night at a New Carlisle park looking for a missing teenager.
Jacob Lee Haney, 17, was last seen September 18 in the area of Smith Park playing basketball.
Deputies say his parents have been unable to reach him on his cell phone. They say the teen was upset recently over a breakup with his girlfriend.
Search crews were called to Smith Park Thursday afternoon to search for Haney.
The last time his phone was used was late Tuesday night when he sent a text message and was never heard from again.
Members of Jacob's family were at the park as deputies search.
"On Tuesday, I brought my son up here to play basketball at about 4:30. That's the last I seen him," said Loretta Haney. She is talking about her 17-year old son, Jacob. Jake, as she calls him, has been missing since Tuesday evening.
It is also a possibility that Haney is on his way to Mount Sterling, Kentucky where he has some friends.
Haney is 5' 10" and weighs 145 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. A tattoo on his back says 'Haney.' His nickname is 'Jake.'
"Jacob, if you're out there please come home. We want you here with us. You belong here with us now," said Loretta Haney.
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