Investigators searching for a little girl who disappeared from a Bridgeton park more than 11 months ago believe she was likely abducted by someone looking for an opportunity to take a child.



a person standing next to a forest: A red flag was placed on this pile of ash by volunteers. Police will examine any flagged sites for possible clues. A volunteer search party deployed today to search for clues in the case of Dulce Maria Alavez, the 5-year-old who was reported missing from Bridgeton City Park during a Sept. 16 family outing. Bridgeton, NJ. Sunday, October 6, 2019.


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A red flag was placed on this pile of ash by volunteers. Police will examine any flagged sites for possible clues. A volunteer search party deployed today to search for clues in the case of Dulce Maria Alavez, the 5-year-old who was reported missing from Bridgeton City Park during a Sept. 16 family outing. Bridgeton, NJ. Sunday, October 6, 2019.

They also believe surveillance videos harvested from the area could show the abductor’s vehicle.

Dulce Maria Alavez was 5 when she vanished during a family outing to Bridgeton City Park on the afternoon of Sept. 16, 2019.

Her mother had taken her kids

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