Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing Mercer Co. brothers

MERCER COUNTY, NJ – Hamilton police are asking for the public’s help in locating two brothers who have been missing since Monday.

Brothers Lamar Phillips, 15, and Mathew Phillips, 13, were reported missing by their guardian on Tuesday after they failed to return home after playing basketball, police said.

A cousin reported seeing the brothers at Roebling Park on Monday, but their current whereabouts remain unknown, police said.

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Lamar had already run away from home, but not Mathew, the guard told police.

Police describe Lamar as a medium-skinned black man who wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt and black pants. Mathew is also described as a medium-skinned black man, last seen wearing a long-sleeved black shirt with white writing on the front and black pants.

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Anyone with information about the brothers is asked to contact Det. Matthew Donovan of the Hamilton Police Criminal Investigation Section Juvenile Unit at (609) 689-5824 or email: [email protected]

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