Authorities in New Jersey have released the 911 call made by missing Dulce Alavez’s mother the day the 5-year-old disappeared in Bridgeton City Park.
NJ.com obtained a recording of Noeme Alavez Perez’s September 16 emergency call in response to a records request.
“I can’t find my daughter,” Alavez Perez is heard saying to a 911 dispatcher on that Monday afternoon. “We were here at the park and people said that somebody … probably somebody took her.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Dulce and her younger brother arrived to the park on September 16 with their mother and the mother’s young sister. Before going to the park, the family went to a Sunoco convenience store to buy ice cream treats for the children; Dulce was captured on surveillance footage there.
Alavez Perez has previously told reporters that she and her sister stayed nearby in a car where Dulce and her 3-year-old brother, who is reportedly nonverbal, went to play in the park. Alavez Perez has said that she was playing a lottery ticket when her sister alerted her that the children were no longer visible.
“They were running to the park and then me and my sister we came down, but when we got here at the park, she wasn’t here,” Alavez Perez said on the 911 call.
“They said that my son was just crying with his ice cream, because somebody threw his ice cream on the floor and my daughter just ran away.”
During extensive searches of the park, investigators did not find Dulce’s ice cream cup or spoon, or any evidence that she was harmed there. Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-Mcrae has said she is optimistic Dulce is still alive as investigators have found no evidence of a homicide. Webb-Mcrae told CrimeOnline earlier this week that authorities are considering the possibility that Dulce is no longer in the area.
Hear the 911 call here:
Authorities are offering a $35,000 reward for information that leads to the missing girl.
Anyone with information about Dulce’s disappearance is urged to contact the State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, ext. 2554 or the Bridgeton police at 856-451-0033. You can also text anonymously to TIP411.
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