closeVideo $ 20,000 reward is being offered for information that will help in the search for a missing New Jersey girl
Dulce Maria Alavez, it was last seen in the Bridgeton, New Jersey, usa.
Researchers continue to look for a 5-year-old girl who was lured away from a local park in New Jersey earlier this week, and the reward for information grew to us $25,000.
The little girl, Dulce Maria Alavez, was playing on a swing Monday with her 3-year-old brother in the Bridgeton City Park, up to 30 feet away from her mother, who was in a parked car. Authorities say that’s when a stranger, who is described as a light skinned, possibly Hispanic male, wearing orange shoes, and led her to the back of his red van and drove away.
Cumberland County prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae called for the man to take a step forward, so that the authorities will be able to ask questions about the place of residence of the child.
NEW JERSEY POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A GIRL, 5, WAS LAST SEEN AT A PLAYGROUND
“We have been trying to find a man who is in the park at the moment, Dulce, missing in action,” Webb-McRae said in a news conference on Thursday. “We need to talk to this person and feel that he may be in possession of information that will greatly assist us in this investigation. The person may not even realize that they have important information that was not in a position to help us search for Dulce.”
Local, state and federal investigators made use of a helicopter, a diving team, sonar, and bloodhounds to scour the area, if there is an Amber Alert remained in effect for four days.
Bridgeton Police have been trying to get in touch with the girl’s father, who lives in Mexico, as they explore each and every opportunity, Fox 29 reported.
Alavez, a Spanish girl who is about 3 feet-5, with a medium build. She was last seen wearing a red shirt, a black and white plaid pants with a flower design, and white sandals. Her dark hair was in a pony tail.
“Oh, please, if you have any information, please help us find my granddaughter,” Alavez’s grandmother, in Spanish, said through tears. “Don’t be afraid of the police. We have not been able to eat or sleep. You can’t even imagine what we are going through. We are very sad about this. Please Help our family, and I pray for you.”
The prosecutor’s office said that anyone should not fear to come to the front. No questions will be asked about the tipsters’ immigration status.
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Both the FBI and the Cumberland County Department are offering a $5,000 reward.
Newfield National Bank has contributed $10,000 toward the total remuneration, while at Tortilleria El Paisano, a local tortilla shop, and has offered $5,000.