Cindy Ortiz said she last heard from her son, Douglas McCoy, on Thursday, Oct. 15, when he appeared to be upset and told her "I'll see you when I am 18," Ortiz told The Jersey Journal. His father reported him missing on Oct. 16. She received a text Thursday, Oct. 22, from her son that was sent from a phone number she didn't recognize. The message said he was OK, but Ortiz is fearful because she hasn't heard from the 15-year-old since then.

Ortiz doesn't believe her son is in Bayonne -- "someone would have seen him" -- and says he could be staying with someone in Hoboken or New York. She doesn't want to think of the other possibilities.