Authorities Release Sketch Of Possible Witness In Dulce Maria Alavez Case

Erica Brosnan
October 15, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Dulce Maria Alavez Sketch

Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office

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BRIDGETON, N.J. (WCBS 880) — Police in New Jersey have released a sketch of an individual who may have information relating to the case of a missing 5-year-old girl.

The Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office said the image was produced after a witness came forward was able to provide a description of an individual seen in the park around the time 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez went missing.

The young girl vanished from Bridgeton City Park as she was playing with her 3-year-old brother on Monday, Sept. 16. The children’s mother was inside a car nearby with an 8-year-old relative.

The prosecutor’s office notes that the sketch was not produced with the help of a child witness who provided authorities with an initial description that lead to an Amber Alert being issued.

Sketch In Dulce Maria Alavez Case
Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office

Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae stressed that the person is not considered a suspect or a person of interest, just a possible witness that authorities want to speak with.

The individual is described as Hispanic male, approximately 5'7" with a slender build and between 30-35 years old. He was reported to have been wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap.

Since the girl’s disappearance, authorities have looked into more than 1,000 tips, investigated over 500 vehicles, issued dozens of subpoenas and other court documents to look for clues and are continuing to search for pictures or video clips taken in the area at the time of her disappearance.

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There is currently a $52,000 reward for information leading to the child’s whereabouts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (609) 882-2000 ext. 2857, Bridgeton Police Department at (856) 451-0033 or CALL 911 immediately.