Three Months Later, the Search Continues for Dulce Maria Alavez
Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen at a park in Bridgeton on the afternoon of September 16th.
Three months later, the search continues.
On this anniversary, the Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office continues to conduct a community outreach effort in and around Bridgeton to remind everyone that they are still seeking information that will lead them to those responsible for Dulce's disappearance. According to authorities, law enforcement officers conducted a road canvas Monday afternoon and will be going door-to-door this evening.
There has been no sign of 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez who seemingly vanished from a playground at Bridgeton City Park as she played with her 3-year-old brother on September 16th. Dulce was last seen walking toward a red van with a man at the park, according to a young witness who spoke to police.
At the time of her disappearance, Dulce was wearing a yellow shirt with an elephant on the front, black and white pants, and white shoes.
Last month, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said, "we ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious information. We are still looking for that one piece of information that cracks this case. We need the public's help to do so."
Anyone with info can contact the Bridgeton Police Department at (856) 451-0033.
With prior reporting from Townsquare Media's Dan Alexander and Erin Vogt.