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Jason Mata, 12, found safe after going missing, cops say

Jason Mata, 12, of Hempstead, who went missing

Jason Mata, 12, of Hempstead, who went missing on Friday, has been found safe, Nassau County police said Monday. Credit: NCPD

A 12-year-old Hempstead boy who went missing on Friday has been found safe, Nassau County police said Monday.

Jason Mata showed up at his school on Monday, a police spokeswoman said. She declined to identify the boy’s school.

Nassau police had been seeking the public’s help in finding the boy, who had been last seen in the company of two males after leaving school on Friday.

Police said Jason called an unknown person from his school bus driver’s phone on Friday, saying he had something to do after school. Police said Jason does not have his own cellphone.

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