A Toms River 13-year-old who left home Wednesday evening, and hasn't returned, is the object of a broadening search by township police.

Antonella Marino (courtesy Toms River PD)

Antonella Marino's family has not had contact with her since the night of October 11, police said.

Authorities believe that she might be accompanied by Jeffrey Trautman, 19, of Jackson. He is not suspected of any criminal activity, police said, but they hope that he can lead them to her.

Police said that Trautman, described as a white male, drives a green, 2003 Volkswagen Golf, with New Jersey plates. They did not give the plate number, and indicated that whether it's registered to him or to someone else is unknown.

Anyone with information that can help locate Antonella can e-mail Detective Thomas Grosse, or call Toms River PD, 732-349-0150.

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