Police search for missing Bronx teen mom, 3-month-old daughter

Melissa Gonzalez

Police are searching for Melissa Gonzalez (right) and Josmely Gonzalez (left) after they went missing in the Bronx and last seen Sept. 29, 2021 (NYPD)

THE BRONX — Authorities have launched a search for a missing teen and her baby last seen in the Bronx late last month.

The mother, 16-year-old Melissa Gonzalez, and her 3-month-old daughter Josmely Gonzalez, were last seen leaving their Fordham Heights apartment in the vicinity of Grand Concourse and East 182nd Street around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, police said.

Authorities do not have a description of what the two were last seen wearing, but released a picture, asking the public for assistance in finding them.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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