- Two years after her disappearance, police released a new portrait of Dulce María Alavez, the Hispanic girl who was kidnapped in a New Jersey park.
- The minor was kidnapped when she was 5 years old.
- Police believe Dulce María may still be alive.
This Thursday, September 16, marked two years since the disappearance of the Hispanic girl Dulce María Alavez, who was kidnapped from a park in New Jersey, so authorities published a new virtual portrait of what the now 7-year-old would look like, reported Pix11.
The Hispanic girl, who was 5 years old when she disappeared, was abducted from her mother’s care while playing with her younger brother in a park in the city of Bridgeton in Cumberland County.
New portrait of Dulce María Alavez is released
Bridgeton Police Department Chief Michael Gaimari and Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae released the new version of what Dulce María would look like in an attempt to identify her.
Authorities released a new portrait of Dulce María on Wednesday along with a joint statement in which they promised to keep the case open until the minor was found.
“We hope that she is alive”
“As we approach the second anniversary of the disappearance of Dulce María Alavez, law enforcement agencies continue to search for all leads in their search to locate Dulce,” authorities said in a statement issued Wednesday.
A group of walkers will meet on the afternoon of this Thursday, September 16 in Bridgeton City Park to remind everyone of the mystery that remains unsolved after two years of the disappearance of the Hispanic Dulce María Alavez. NJ.com Saturday.
Two years after his disappearance
The New Jersey investigators worked together with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to create the new digital portrait of what Alavez, now 7, might look like after two years without being seen by anyone.
“This image is a representation of what Dulce María might look like today,” the joint statement said. “We are hopeful that Dulce is alive (as we have no evidence of her death) and we want the public to know that this case will remain open until we find Dulce and determine those responsible for her death. disappearance“The statement reads.
They will make a silent walk for Dulce María Alavez
“We wanted to do something different,” explained one of the organizers of the walk in commemoration two years after the disappearance of the girl, Anna Donnelly, to the newspaper NJ.com. “We just wanted to go for a walk. We wanted to light the way to bring Dulce home ”back to her family, she added.
The event, which Anna Donnelly said will include the family of Dulce María Alavez, will begin with the lighting of candles on the tree dedicated to the girl in Bridgeton City Park. Walkers will head to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and Bridgeton Police Station during the walk, while lighting additional battery-powered candles along the way.
The walk will be at the place and time the girl disappeared
Instead of chanting slogans, they will march in silence, Anna Donnelly pointed out. “We choose to be silent because we all have our differences. So, for this day, we decided to keep silent to bring peace, unity and justice to Dulce, ”he said.
The walk is called “Celebrating a Life That Still Shines,” according to an event flyer. Attendees are asked to wear yellow (since Dulce María Alavez was wearing a yellow shirt when she disappeared) and to meet in the park at 4:00 in the afternoon, which was the time the little girl was last seen. once that sad September afternoon.
The mystery of the case of Dulce María Alavez
The girl’s mother, Noema Alavez Pérez, had taken her children to the park after stopping for ice cream. The mother stayed in the car with her younger sister while Dulce María Alavez and her 3-year-old brother, Manuel, ran to a playground about 30 meters away. When the mother noticed that she could not see the two children, she went to look for them, but found Manuel crying and the girl was gone, NJ.com recalled.
Manuel’s ice cream had fallen to the ground and, when asked about his sister, he pointed to a nearby place where he last saw Dulce María Alavez that tragic afternoon on September 16, 2019. Since then, there has been no trace of her.
The case remains a top priority
In April, when Dulce María Alavez turned 7, her father posted a video on the Internet in which he said that he had nothing to do with her disappearance. And despite the time that has elapsed, the case remains a top priority, Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari said Thursday.
“The guys are working on it every day,” he said, adding that researchers have “developed good information” in recent months. In turn, Police Chief Gaimari explained that his department, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, the New Jersey State Police and the FBI still have agents dedicated to that investigation.
“We want you to come home”
The goal of the walk on Thursday, September 16, as has happened with previous awareness events in that New Jersey town, is to remind people that a girl is still missing, according to organizers cited by NJ.com.
“I just want to keep his name alive. I want people to keep taking care of her. Wherever he is, we want him to come home, ”said Anna Donnelly. If you want more information about the silent walk, you can visit the group of Facebook called Justice for Dulce María Alavez. And anyone with information about the girl should contact authorities through one of these options: Bridgeton Police (856-451-0033), Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office (856-453-0486), State Police of New Jersey (609-882-2000, ext. 2554), FBI (1-800-CALL-FBI, option 4 then option 8), or you can send anonymous tips to Bridgeton police at bpdops.com/tips or the prosecutor’s office at njccpo.org/tips.
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