BRIDGETON, N.J. — Police on Tuesday searched for a 5-year-old girl they said disappeared while playing at a park in New Jersey.
Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen in the City Park ballfields and playground area in Bridgeton just before 5 p.m. Monday, police said.
The child’s mother told police the girl and her 3-year-old brother ran off to play while she stayed in her vehicle with an 8-year-old relative, police said.
The little boy then came running back without his sister, and the mother was unable to locate the girl, according to police.
Police were contacted and a search began throughout the area.
Alavez is described as standing 3-feet 5-inches, and was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, black and white checkered pants with a flower design, and white sandals. She has dark-colored hair that was last styled in a ponytail, police said.
Anyone with information is urged to call police at 856-451-0033 or text the police department’s TIP411 text to relay information, subtext “Bridgeton.”