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Kaileigh Catalano and her boyfriend Vincent Abolafia of Long Island teens who took off to New York last week, sparking a frantic search, has been found safe in Manhattan, relatives and police said.
They were reported missing from their Manorville homes Thursday hours after being spotted at the Ronkonkoma train station, where they intended to hop on a train into the Big Apple, Suffolk County police said.
Both are 15 years old.
Catalano and her boyfriend Vincent Abolafia, both 15 and from Manorville, intended to hop on a 3:11 p.m. train from Ronkonkoma to the Big Apple on Thursday, according to Suffolk County police.
Investigators said the teens, who were both reported missing later that evening, may have been spotted together in Times Square.
Another student from Eastport-South Manor Junior-Senior High School dropped the pair off at the train station, Kaileigh’s mom, Ehrin Catalano, told The Post on Monday.
“And they’ve been in the city since,” Catalano said. “And they do not have their phones.”
Catalano said she believes the teens — who have been dating since September — are “definitely still together”, but their exact whereabouts remained unclear midday Monday.
Days earlier, Kaileigh was spotted trying to buy a ticket at the Port Authority Bus Terminal but was denied by an employee who later said they recognized her because the teen didn’t have her vaccination card, her mother said.
“We have no idea,” Catalano said of where the teens could be. “Neither of them left bad notes at home and we have no idea where they could be going.”
Kaileigh was also spotted at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant in Times Square, Catalano said, adding that neither her daughter nor Vincent had ever left home unannounced before.
Department officials said in a statement Tuesday the pair were located “unharmed” in Manhattan. NYPD officers and the MTA’s police department helped in the search.
Kaileigh’s mother, Ehrin Catalano, confirmed to The Post the teens were discovered in the city’s sprawling subway system by her father, Joseph Catalano. He had received a tip about their whereabouts.
“They were just found,” Ehrin told The Post during a brief interview. “They were in the subway in the city – on a bench in the subway.”
Catalano said her daughter and Vincent, who have been dating since September, were “dirty but OK” following their unannounced excursion into New York.
It remained immediately unclear how the teens spent their last few days. Suffolk County police said the pair might have been seen together in Times Square.