Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez

Large Searches Planned for Missing Autistic Boy, Left Behind as Family Flees Country Without Him

Two large-scale searches are planned this weekend in connection with the disappearance of Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez, a 6-year-old autistic boy who was last seen in Everman, Texas.

According to Everman Police Chief Craig Spencer, the searches will be conducted by a team from TEXSAR, who will search large areas of land in Everman. The latest searches follow a search last weekend in Everman that didn’t lead to the child.

Everman said the search team plans to use tools and drones during the search.

As CrimeOnline reported, Spencer said Noel hasn’t been seen in months. His mother, Cindy Rodriguez-Singh, along with her husband and other children, boarded a plane to India in March without Noel.

During a press conference earlier this month, Spencer announced that the last time Noel was physically seen was in October 2022, when his mother gave birth to twins at an area hospital. Police said Noel appeared unhealthy and malnourished.

Police also revealed that Rodriguez-Singh was said to have been abusive to Noel. She didn’t want to feed him because she didn’t want to change his diaper. She’s also alleged to have hit Noel with car keys when he wanted water because, again, she didn’t want to change a wet diaper.

Cindy Rodriguez-Singh, left, and Noel Rodriguez-Alvarez/Everman Police Department

Family members told police that Rodriguez-Singh referred to the child as an evil “demon” and said she feared Noel would harm the twins.

In July 2022, Rodriguez-Singh applied for passports for her entire family, Spencer said, except for Noel.

Months later, in November 2022, she reportedly began telling different stories about Noel’s whereabouts, claiming the boy was with his dad or his aunt in Mexico or that he was sold at a flea market.

Each story has been disproved, Spencer said.

Spencer added that Noel missed numerous doctor appointments, which threatened Rodriguez-Alvarez’s government benefits. She then asked another mother to borrow her child for Noel’s medical appointment, so she could continue to receive benefits.

“I understand this is not the news we were all hoping for and praying for,” said Spencer. “We must continue to stand together as a community and fight for Noel.”

Additional Reading 

Missing Texas Boy’s Case Now a ‘Death Investigation’ as Family Flees Country Without Him: Police

Anyone with information should contact the Everman Police Department at (817) 293-2923 or call 911 immediately.

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[Feature Photo via Evanston police]