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$25k Reward Offered for Information On Missing Marlboro Man

A reward has been posted for information that will lead to the whereabouts of Michael Karwan of Marlboro, a 19-year-old autistic man who has been missing since Tuesday night and is believed to have left the area, possibly to Manhattan.


6:18 p.m. – Walter Karwan believes his son may have gone to Times Square and may think he’s in too much trouble to come home. “I don’t think he’s able to process that this is not a big deal we just want him home. I’ll sell the world to have him home,” Walter told ABC 7. “Michael, I want you to come back, remember, you promised me that you would go to the movies with me on Friday. We love you and we can’t wait to see you.”

Michael Karwan
Michael Karwan (Marlboro Police)

Walter tells the Asbury Park Press that he may have left the Marlboro area. He also thinks that his son may have grown a beard since he left his home on Tuesday after an argument. “He’s one of those guys who has to shave twice a day,” Walter told the newspaper, who is also concerned about the recent cold nights.

State Police are also assisting with the the search.

Earlier, a woman who works with Walter Karwan at Jem Realty Management in Manhattan told the Asbury Park Press about the $25,000 reward for information leading to Michael.

Michael was last seen just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night at his parents home when he left after an argument. Walter’s co-worker, Amy Newman, tells the Press Michael is likely on foot and doesn’t have his cell phone.  He tried to check into a hotel in Freehold on Tuesday night but was turned away because he could not present any ID.

Michael is described as a high-functioning autistic white male standing 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He is considered to be a missing endangered person.

Newman says Michael likes movies and comic books which could offer a clue to where he may go.

The Patch of Marlboro reports police searched the area around his parents home on Tuesday night with K-9 dogs and continued their search on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about Karwan should contact Marlboro Police at 732-536-1000.


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