LAKEWOOD — The Lakewood Police Department is searching for a missing 18-year-old who did not return home on Sunday night.

The department said 18-year-old Elibit Mena was supposed to meet friends at Shenandoah Park on Sunday and his mother alerted authorities after seeing his unoccupied car in the park's parking lot.

Mena was last seen wearing a blue jacket, gray sweatpants and black sneakers. The search is being conducted with help from the New Jersey State Police, the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the Ocean County Sheriff's Department and local volunteer group Chaverim.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200, or the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office at 732-929-2027.

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