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FOUND SAFE: Missing Ontario County teen located near his home

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Sheriff Cirencione has given an update on the missing person’s investigation that spanned nearly two days.

He says Ludlam was located not far from his residence and is in good health.

“Thank you to everyone that assisted us in bringing this search to a positive conclusion,” Sheriff Cirencione said.


Friday PM Update: Sheriff asked residents to check property on west side of Ontario County

Authorities in Ontario County are continuing the search for missing 14-year-old Chayse Ludlam.


Sheriff David Cirencione said in an update that there’s no evidence Chayse had a phone with him when he left his home around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday.

No one at school has heard from him.

The sheriff’s office, along with New York State Police have been searching the area by vehicle, foot, and with other resources like dogs, drones, and helicopter.


“The Bloodhound tracked from the residence on Route 64 to County Road 32 and Evert Road in Bristol where the track ended,” Cirencione continued in the update. That suggests he may have been on foot in this area between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“Anyone who was traveling this area during that time and saw a pedestrian matching Chayse’s description is asked to contact the sheriff’s office.


Cirencione asks that residents on the entire west side of Ontario County to check outbuildings, barns, vehicles, and ATVs to ensure everything is accounted for and that the missing juvenile is not sheltering somewhere on property.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or (585) 394-4560.


Original: Have you seen this missing 14-year-old from Ontario County?

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 14-year-old boy, Chayse Ludlam. Chayse is described as a 5’1″ white male, weighing 110lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. He has a distinctive three-inch scar on his right arm near the elbow.


Chayse was last seen at his residence in the Town of Bristol, wearing blue jeans, a brown and blue striped shirt, and a black hoodie. Authorities believe he may be attempting to make his way to the West Coast.

Anyone with information regarding Chayse’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at 1-800-394-4560.