Family of missing college student offers reward for his return

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The family of a missing 18-year-old Mercer County Community College student is offering a reward for information leading to his return.

Nick Pratico was last seen on Sept. 20 around 3 pm. at the college in West Windsor. A surveillance photo taken just before he went missing shows he was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a blue backpack.

Pratico is 6 feet tall with dark hair and brown eyes and weighs about 160 pounds.

Police say that they have reason to believe that he was heading to New York City and may have been near the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. He received a scholarship to that school and was going to start attending in January.

Pratico’s family says that they have not heard from him since he went missing.

The family has started a website for people to submit tips. 

Anyone who may have information about the teen’s disappearance should call the Hamilton Police Crime Tip Hotline at 609-581-4008.

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