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Authorities Are Looking For Five-Year-Old Child Who Mysteriously Vanished From Playground

Authorities Are Looking For Five-Year-Old Child Who Mysteriously Vanished From Playground

“We thought that she was just hiding, playing around and we went looking for her but we couldn’t find her,” Perez said.

Police in Bridgeton, New Jersey, is on a frantic lookout for a five-year-old girl who vanished on Monday night during a family trip to a local playground, reports People. Dulce Maria Alavez was reportedly last seen near the swings at City Park in Bridgeton. According to police, the girl’s mother, 19-year-old Noema Perez, drove her kids to the playground at about 4 p.m. on Monday. She let Dulce and her 3-year-old brother play on the swings as she waited in the car with a relative who was 8-years-old. The car was in a parking lot approximately 30 yards from the playground area, added the police. 



 

 Around 10 minutes later, the 3-year-old returned to the car, only to say that he couldn't find his sister anywhere. He pointed his mother to the area where he last saw her. Perez searched the area thoroughly for about 15 minutes before calling her brother. “We thought that she was just hiding, playing around and we went looking for her but we couldn’t find her,” Perez said. They searched for nearly an hour before they decided to contact the police.



 

“I just want to find her and I want to find her that she’s OK,” Perez told CBS Philly. “That nothing bad has happened to her.” Apparently, there are several storage buildings where the girl was last seen, but the cops say there was no sign of her.  “When we got down, we found my son crying. His ice cream was on the floor. We told him ‘where’s your sister at?’ and he just pointed behind those buildings over there,” Perez said.  



 

Authorities have searched for the girl on foot and via helicopter. Specialized K-9 units have been brought in, but police haven’t revealed whether there are any new leads in the disappearance.  “At this point, we are treating it as a missing child,” Bridgeton Police Chief Michael Gaimari tells NJ.com. “We’re exploring all possibilities.”  According to the Bridgeton website, the city park is no more than 1,000 acres. It includes the Cohansey River, Sunset Lake and several small bodies of water, as well as lots of thick, wooded areas.



 

Authorities have not revealed whether the little girl was a victim of foul play or if she just walked off on her own.  According to CBS News, Dulce Maria Alavez was wearing brown pants with flowers and butterflies, a pink-colored shirt with long sleeves and white dress shoes.  Dozens came together at the park to pray for Dulce’s safe return and to comfort her family. If you have any information, please call police at 856-451-0033 or text anonymously to TIP411.

 

 
 
 
 

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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